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Boaters alerted due to abnormally high tides

by Roads and Maritime Services on 13 Dec 2012
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Boaters are alerted to consider safety measures before heading into the high seas after the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) issued an alert warning for skippers and owners of small boats because of abnormally high tides from Port Hacking to Point Danger on the mid morning tide for the next few days.

These abnormally high tides are predicted to peak on Saturday morning.

Skippers and owners of small craft should be on high alert and check the conditions before considering crossing a coastal bar, heading offshore or rock fishing.

Every skipper is responsible for the safety of their vessel and all on board. RMS advises skippers to:

• Check the official weather forecast before and during boating
• Ensure the boat and its equipment is suitable for the conditions
• Log on/off with a Marine Rescue NSW marine radio base for every trip offshore
• Wear a lifejacket.
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