The dredging at Pelican point has commenced and we can look forward to an improved channel. Please take care while the dredging is in progress.
The cutter Westward, the only Tasmanian yacht to have twice won the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race on handicap, has been gifted to the Maritime Museum of Tasmania by the yacht’s owner for the past 55 years, Mr Stan Field. The Maritime Museum of Tasmania plans to have her as part of its exhibition of historic Tasmanian boats in Constitution Dock but also sailing regularly on the River Derwent.
The St Helens Game Fishing Club President John McGiveron has presented the St Helens Marine Rescue Association with a $500.00 donation on behalf of the club for doing the skeds over the 2 days of the St Helens Game Fishing Classic. This welcome support will assist us with the ongoing cost of running our service.
Police Vessel Karri struck a submerged rock near Waterhouse Island in Bass Strait last night while on her way to the large-scale training exercise involving the Tasmanian Police, SES and St Helens Marine Rescue.
The captain of the boat and two crew members suffered broken bones and lacerations and they were rescued by PV Fortescue, which was also taking part in the exercise.
PV Karri was abandoned and the Break O’Day and her four crew that were to take part in the exercise were reassigned to the search for the abandoned vessel. PV Karri was not found, and is believed to have sunk.