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Port MacDonnell channel speed limit changed

12 Aug 2011
A 7 knot speed limit has been implemented for vessels using the marked navigation channel in Port MacDonnell Harbour.
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Majority of fatalities not wearing life jackets

09 Aug 2011
A Queensland report has shown the majority of people who died on the water in the state during 2010 were not wearing life jackets.
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Fire extinguishers: size does matter

25 Jul 2011
When tackling a blaze that has begun on your vessel, the size of your fire extinguisher may be the difference between quelling the crisis or losing your boat and more.
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No holes in bucket requirements

25 Jul 2011
Bailers can double as fire buckets onboard vessels if they are suitable for collecting water as well as throwing it out.
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Boating safety videos online

04 Apr 2011
If you need a quick reminder of how to be safe on the water, check out the NSW Marine YouTube page.
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Port River anchor ban lifted

18 Mar 2011
A ban on anchoring in the Port River and Barker Inlet, put in place to combat the invasive seaweed caulerpa taxifolia, has been lifted.
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New guide to help protect coastal waters

18 Mar 2011
There are more than one million recreational vessels in Australia and there is huge opportunity for marine pests to be inadvertently spread as boats move from one place to another.
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Don’t risk your life – carry an EPIRB

18 Mar 2011
Carrying an emergency position indicating radio beacon - or EPIRB - on your vessel could one day save your life, as two Victor Harbor men recently discovered.
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Authorities warn - emergency calls are no joke

08 Mar 2011
A recent mayday call that is believed to have been a hoax has prompted a reminder to all vessel owners from Authorities regarding proper procedures and protocols when making an emergency call.
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Big ships can mean big trouble for little boats

07 Mar 2011
A small sailing vessel recently came dangerously close to a tanker and a container ship in Outer Harbor.
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