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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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Salvage success at Port Lincoln grain terminal

21 Feb 2011
A complex salvage effort following the collision of the Apollo S and Grand Rodosi last October is now complete.
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Boats with inboard petrol engines at risk of fire

07 Jan 2011
Owners of boats fitted with petrol inboard engines or under-floor fuel tanks must take extra care to prevent a holiday disaster.
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Wastewater code of practice

30 Nov 2010
Vessel owners are now required to adopt environmentally friendly practices and commit to protecting South Australia’s waterways for the benefit of future generations.
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Sea dumpers beware

30 Nov 2010
Dumping illegal material at sea is a dangerous activity, can harm the natural environment and is an activity authorities are keeping a close eye on.
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Marine volunteers the real deal

30 Nov 2010
There is a certain selflessness that comes with being a marine rescue volunteer, who do a fantastic job along our coastlines helping people who are in danger or need.
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PFD or life jacket - what's the difference?

30 Nov 2010
Personal Flotation Devices (PFD) are identified in Australian and international standards as Type 1, 2 or 3 – only Type 1 is a lifejacket, Type 2 and 3 are buoyancy vests. They are rated according to the amount of flotation they provide to the wearer and on the standard to which they’re made.
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Australian Builders Plate

21 Oct 2010
The Australian Builders Plate provides safety information on recreational boats built after 4 February 2008 (unless exempt) and it’s an offence to sell a new recreational boat without a plate fitted.
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Catalyst for disaster

21 Oct 2010
Mexico oil rig burnt out of control and then sank causing massive leaks of crude oil and gas from the sea floor. Australia was lucky to avoid a similar disaster with last year’s spill in the Timor Sea off Northern Australia.
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