St Helens Marine Rescue has had a very busy start to the year. From the 1 January 2011 to 5 Februar 2011 our rescue boats attended 34 vessels. Activities ranged from towing grounded yachts, assisting those with mechanical breakdowns and barway escorts.
Our crews also took part in a Statewide flare demonstration organised by Marine and Safety Tasmania.
Many members assisted and were on 24 hour standby providing help to our community during the flood here last month.
A number of yachts were assisted into St Helens were on their way to the Australian Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart and have enjoyed their stay in our town.
Marine and Safety Tasmania (MAST) are preparing to resume dredging at Pelican Point again. Hopefully this dredging will last some time giving greater access to the port for larger vessels.
The barway channel is moving although not causing any concern. We recommend, as usual, that masters of vessels wanting to enter Georges Bay seek local knowledge before entering the port.