Sea Rescue Service

The Sea Rescue Service is part of the Safety, Security and Home Affairs and consists of the Sea Rescue Manager, Two Deputy Managers, Five full-time Crew Members and Ten Auxiliary Crew Members.

Sea Rescue Facility in Rupert’s Bay

The Sea Rescue Facility was built in Rupert’s Bay in 2016 -17, the facility was occupied in December 2017 and was officially opened by her Excellency Governor Lisa Honan on 4 April 2018. The facility houses all Rescue Vessels, a launching tractor and has the space to conduct all necessary maintenance to ensure the vessels are fully serviceable.

There are two Inshore Lifeboats – Gemini Waverider 850

  • Sea Rescue 1 (Ocean Rider)
  • Sea Rescue 2 (Sea Lion)

 One Offshore Life boat – Redbay Stormforce 11

  • Sea Rescue 3 (Lima)

One inshore surf vessel –4.2 Gemini

  • Sea Rescue 4 ( Rip Tide)

The Sea Rescue Service is responsible for:

    The provision of a Maritime Search and Rescue capability 24/7, 365 days a year

    Provision of a Maritime Search and Rescue service to St Helena’s Airport during flight operations

    Life-saving at sea through search and rescue

 Promoting Maritime safety in on St Helena Providing fully trained personnel to assist in other emergencies on land.

Contact Numbers

    Emergency: 999

    Office: 25215

    Radio (VHF Channel 16) Call Sign: Sea Rescue Base