Golden Electronics Security takes over after hours watch

(Tuesday, June 20, 2017)

Following planned internal restructuring TasPorts advised they were no longer able to continue after hours monitoring of Tas Maritime Radio’s state-wide VHF network.

GE Operator
Sam Hoggett takes the first after hours watch
at Golden Electronics Security
TasPorts have provided this valued and much appreciated service for the last fifteen years, during which time they have attended to many distress or urgent calls for assistance. On behalf of members of Tas Maritime Radio we sincerely thank them for their efforts.

This obviously meant we had to find an alternative organization to monitor for us and, after some head scratching, we approached Golden Electronics, a local security company, to see whether they would be interested in taking on that responsibility. Owners, George and Meagan Pavlides, enthusiastically agreed to do so on a voluntary basis as a community service. With a financial contribution from Marine and Safety Tasmania, some 16 staff have been trained and have qualified as base operators, with them commencing monitoring duties on the 20th of June.

Tas Maritime really appreciates the cooperation and enthusiasm shown by everyone at Golden Electronics Security as they enter a new field of service to the boating public.