Tasmanian Seafarers' Memorial

FV Eastern Star (1997)

The plaque reads ...

FV Eastern Star (1997)F.V.'Eastern Star'
21.07.0997
Freak wave overwhelmed and sank
anchored vessel in Ahrberg Bay
south of Pieman Heads ~ all crew lost.
Gregory Halliday - Clinton Patterson
Wayne Rowlings (Master)

 

The Eastern Star had six months earlier rescued the sole survivor from the wrecked Helen J that also was hit by big seas just north of Ahrberg Bay on Tasmania's west coast.