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Early Morning Start for St Helens Marine Rescue to the Rescue

Today, St Helens Marine Rescue was called to respond to an injured crewman aboard the Fremantle yacht Jaffa, a Melbourne to Hobart competitor. Jaffa was on its return voyage to Melbourne. We commenced at 0600 hours, rendezvousing with Jaffa at

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Barway Rescue

On Saturday 2 February 2013 a crew from St Helens Marine Rescue, coordinated by Sergeant Bidgood of the Tasmania Police Marine and Rescue Services, St Helens, rescued three fishermen when their vessel was overwhelmed by a large breaking wave on

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Dismasting 22 July 2012

St Helens Marine Rescue’s vessel Freycinet and crew rescued a 30ft dismasted yacht in deteriorating conditions off St Helens Point on 22 July 2012. This rescue once again reinforces the importance of skippers ensuring that their vessels are in a

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Summer 2009/2010 Statistics

It has once again been been a busy summer for the St Helens Marine Rescue Association. Our radio logs show that during this period we: logged 3,012 radio transmissions on VHF logged 262 radio transmissions on UHF Channel 94 provided

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Yacht Blue Print Recovered at Cod Bay

During April 2004 the yacht “Blue Print” was recovered from Cod Bay after running aground in stormy weather. Blue Print had contact with St Helens Marine Rescue radio listening watch in the evening, reporting they were heading north and had

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