Boat Safety

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The Yacht and Boat – Boating Safety section is always growing.  More information becomes available every week on new boating safety equipment and information.

Safety in boats, yachts & watercraft – at sea or in calm waters – is a focus of the Yacht & Boat web site.

Our boat safety information is presented to the Australian boating community based on our close collaboration with the State and Federal Government bodies for Maritime Safety in Australia.

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Check out this great new online boating safety guide

08 Mar
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The online navigation guide is the result of a partnership in safety between NSW Maritime and Britain’s Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

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Be Propeller Aware campaign to combat boat propeller injuries

31 Jan
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Mr McLeay said NSW Maritime records showed five people had died and 46 had suffered injuries after being struck by a spinning propeller

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Safety reminder for boaters crossing coastal bars

16 Jan
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“I’d like to also take this opportunity to remind skippers they are responsible for making sure everyone on board is wearing a lifejacket while the boat is crossing a bar,” Mr McLeay said.

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Towing safety tips for ski boats

04 Jan
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“If you are towing it is a legal requirement to have an observer on board assisting the licensed skipper and keeping watch the entire time.” Said Mr Moore

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Prepare Your Boat for the Summer Storm Season

31 Oct
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If your boat is in a marina, check to see if your marina has a cyclone contingency plan. Your berthing contract may outline steps you will need to take in the event of a severe storm