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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.
Grounded boat refloated
02 Mar 2012
A 60-foot fishing vessel that grounded on a beach at Victor Harbor has been refloated.
Watch out for cruise ships this season
07 Feb 2012
Boaties are reminded to give big boats a wide berth with 38 cruise liners expected to visit South Australia between November and March this year.
SA experts fly in to Christmas Island
02 Feb 2012
An oil spill response expert from South Australia is currently on Christmas Island helping with clean up operations as oil continues to spill from a damaged vessel.
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