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Neglect costs owner 40k
27 Sep 2012
The owner of a neglected vessel moored at Goolwa was left with a big salvage bill after it sank.
Captain convicted for falling asleep at the wheel
12 Sep 2012
The skipper of a fishing vessel that almost sank after hitting a reef has been convicted after admitting falling asleep at the wheel.
Restrictions for jet skis and personal watercraft
03 Sep 2012
Water enthusiasts must adhere to current water and speed restrictions along the metropolitan coast, as well as the necessary regulations when operating a personal watercraft or Jet Ski.
Story highlights dangers of Port River
25 Jul 2012
A story in the Sunday Mail (22 July 2012) highlights the dangers posed by big ships in the Port River.
Jet skier fined 15k for harassing whales
13 Jun 2012
A jet skier has been fined $15,000 for harassing whales in Encounter Bay.
Balance convenience and care with self inflating PFDs
22 May 2012
The production of vests with built in gas canisters has revolutionised the personal flotation device market, however the convenience they offer must be countered with care to ensure they work when needed.
North Haven webcam now live
26 Apr 2012
A new webcam overlooking the North Haven marina has been installed in the radio tower of the North Haven Coast Guard station.
Illegal fishing ‘charter’ found guilty
13 Apr 2012
A man has been found guilty of operating a fishing charter business for unsuspecting holiday makers without a licence and without a commercial certificate of competency.
Video: How to detonate a flare
03 Apr 2012
Transport Safety Compliance Officer Pat Sparks demonstrates how to check, store and detonate distress flares to ensure they can be used when needed.
Channel fishers risking lives
15 Mar 2012
A morning of fishing over the Adelaide Cup long weekend could have ended in tragedy for boaters who decided to lay anchor in a popular shipping channel.
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