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Practise for your boat licence
Notice to mariners
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Boat ramp locations
SA boating handbook
Boat and marine safety
On the water archive
Rego neglect sinks sailor's claim
20 Mar 2012
Boat owners are reminded that all vessels with a motor must be registered in South Australia and operators must be licensed.
Jetskiers remined of their responsibilities after man dies
02 Mar 2012
Jetskiers are reminded to be extremely vigilant when riding and make sure they are familiar with rules regarding speeds around swimmers.
Navigating around oyster farms
27 Feb 2012
Oyster farms are generally located in relatively shallow water, however are often in places that are still navigable by small vessels.
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.
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