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Boats endanger swimmers at Milang
13 Jan 2012
Speeding boats have been reported endangering the life of swimmers in a channel at Milang.
Video: Essential safety equipment that must be carried
21 Dec 2011
All vessels are legally required to carry safety equipment. What's needed depends on the size and type and where it is being used.
Safety message for sailors
15 Dec 2011
The summer sailing season is about to get into full swing and it is important sailors appreciate the rules of safe and responsible boating.
Rego stickers still needed for boats
14 Dec 2011
Boat owners must continue to display registration stickers on their vessels, despite the requirement changing for motor vehicles.
Propeller alerts don't remove driver responsibiliy
13 Dec 2011
Products now available on the market that show when a propeller is in motion don’t diminish driver responsibility to keep clear of swimmers.
Video: Choosing the right Personal Flotation Device
12 Dec 2011
To avoid tragedy on our coastline and along the River Murray, a personal flotation device (PFD), sometimes referred to as a life jacket, is the season’s must have safety accessory.
Barbie sunk to snag snapper
09 Dec 2011
An allegedly illegal reef, or ‘snapper drop’ has been found and removed from the waters off Wallaroo during November.
Change in monitored HF frequency
07 Dec 2011
From 6am 12 December 2011, the HF radio frequency monitored during the day will change to 12290kHz.
Aerial shark patrols begin
29 Nov 2011
The annual fixed-wing shark coastline patrols from North Haven to Rapid Bay will resume operating from 28 November and continue throughout the summer between 11am and 8pm on weekdays.
Suspended sentence for jetskier
16 Nov 2011
A Queensland man has been given a suspended six months imprisonment sentence for operating a personal watercraft (PWC) while unlicensed and disqualified.
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