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St Helens Game Fishing Club – Another Successful Year

August the 9th, 2014, signalled the annual St Helens Game Fishing Club Annual Dinner/AGM at the Bayside Inn St Helens. Greg (Tubby) Quinn was re-elected President for the forthcoming year. In the course of the evening Tubby presented the President

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VHF Marine Radio Certificate (MROVCP)

From the Office of Maritime Communications (OMC). In order to operate a VHF radio you are required to hold a Marine Radio Operator’s VHF Certificate of Proficiency (MROVCP). This means you can communicate using your VHF radio. The Australian Maritime

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EPIRBS – Urgent Message from the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission

Standard Communications Pty Ltd—GME Accusat EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) PRA number: 2014/14204 Date published: 10th July 2014 Product information Product description Radio beacon that when activated sends a radio signal via satellite or homing frequency to notify of

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Check your EPIRB and Flares

In recent times emergency services have had to endure false alarms in relation to a faulty EPIRB and errant flares being let off from the shore. Emergency services responded to incidences relating to a false EPIRB alarm and a reported

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Tasmanian Safe Boating Handbook

Marine and Safety Tasmania (MAST) has an outstanding publication on safe boating. This is a must read for all mariners, in particular small boaters. The handbook is available as a pdf or details on how to purchase can be found

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