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1 in 2 caught in safety blitz

21 Oct 2010
A recent statewide water safety blitz found 55 per cent of boats inspected failed to meet safety rules.
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Keep safety equipment secure

21 Oct 2010
A South Australian fireman, Matthew, recently learnt that unsecured marine safety equipment can be useless when your boat overturns – because it floats out of reach
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Safety gear rules

21 Oct 2010
Changes to safety equipment requirements for recreational vessels mean that most vessels operating in semi-protected waters must now carry the following safety equipment:
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Drowning can happen to anyone

21 Oct 2010
This first-hand account of a near drowning, submitted by On Deck reader Eben, demonstrates why personal flotation devices (PFDs)...
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Keep clear of big ships

21 Oct 2010
Captain Carl Kavina from Flinders Ports knows how to pilot giant ships down relatively narrow channels – he helped bring the biggest ocean liner in the world, the Queen Mary II, to dock in Outer Harbor.
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Reporting boat incidents

21 Oct 2010
If you are operating a boat that is involved in an incident, you must take the following action:
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