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.
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.
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.
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.