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Community’s ideas on new artificial reef welcomed
21 Apr 2015
The community is being asked for input on the design and location for a new artificial reef off South Australia’s coastline.
Update: River Murray timber-hulled ferries safety precautions
08 Apr 2015
To maintain the safety of the River Murray ferry services the Lyrup ferry will be derated from Thursday 16 April 2015, and the Tailem Bend ferry will undergo a safety inspection on Tuesday 28 April 2015.
Personal flotation device – wear it, care for it
01 Apr 2015
As you plan for your Easter long weekend boating trip, please remember the importance of personal flotation devices (life jackets).
How to prepare your passengers
31 Mar 2015
As the vessel operator, you are responsible for the safety of the vessel and your passengers.
Dredging resumes at Murray Mouth
09 Feb 2015
The Murray Mouth will be closed to boating traffic for up to three weeks as dredging to remove excess sand resumes.
Last day of the year a busy one on boat ramps
13 Jan 2015
Stay safe in the water this summer
30 Dec 2014
Be safe and responsible around water - exercise caution and common sense when on a boat and swimming at the beach or pool.
New BOM site for mariners
25 Nov 2014
MarineLite now available for internet users using satellite, or in marginal mobile coverage areas.
Sanctuary zones to protect marine life
07 Oct 2014
Fishing restrictions in sanctuary zones within South Australia’s marine parks are now in place.
Life jackets on as boating season begins
02 Oct 2014
With the weather warming up and summer just around the corner, boaters are reminded to keep safe on the water and wear a lifejacket.
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