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