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VHF Exams scheduled for March 14th 2014

When operating a marine VHF a operators license is needed. The Buro of Telecommunication and Post St Maarten is the organization that issues these exams and licenses. An exam is schedule for March 14th 2014. Please check out the link … Continue reading

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Three plane crash victims rescued!

Philipsburg – January 27th 2014. Around 4.45 a call was received of a crashed airplane somewhere off the coast close to Guana Bay. Rescue 01 was quickly launched and with a crew of four left base around 5pm. Being the … Continue reading

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A wet ride!

On Saturday December 7th a call was placed about a sailing boat in trouble some 20 miles west of Saba. Being that the Rescue 02 is currently not operational the French side rescue boat SNS129 took the call and went … Continue reading

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SSRF Members in the news

The St Maarten Sea Rescue Foundation was mentioned during the kickoff sponsor party for the Heineken Regatta 2014.

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Simpson Bay bridge openings

Please see attached for the new opening schedule for the Simpson Bay Bridge (not the causeway). This schedule will be evaluated after three months.

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Karakter Olympics Noverber 16th – support the Rescue!

  Come out and support the St Maarten Sea Rescue Foundation and have fun doing it!

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Meet the crew – November 11th 2013

Want to meet the St Maarten Sea Rescue crew – get to know our vessels? Come to the open day at the Cruise Pier organized by the Coast Guard. Our members and boats will be on site together with the … Continue reading

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Navigation training part II

St Maarten Sea Rescue Foundation members receive training in many different fields needed to be able to operate safely. Navigation is an important training that is given in house. And no, not all navigation is done using a fancy chart plotter … Continue reading

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Karakter Beach Bar and Restaurant supporting Sea Rescue!

On November 16th 2013 Karakter Beach Bar and Restaurant organizes their Summer Olympics. Proceeds will be used to support the St Maarten Sea Rescue Foundation. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/546608062076451/?ref=5 to enroll your team! A fun day on the beach while supporting our cause … Continue reading

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Dive boat with mechanical problems on Proselyte reef

Sunday October 20th 2013 – around 11:45am a call was received about a dive charter boat with 10 persons on board experiencing mechanical problems on Proselyte reef. Rescue 01 responded and quickly found the vessel on anchor waiting to for … Continue reading

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