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Dangerous conditions for NSW boaters tomorrow

by Transport Roads and Maritme Services on 25 May 2014
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Roads and Maritime Services has issued an alert after a Bureau of Meteorology warning about dangerous surf conditions for the NSW coast from Ulladulla to Cape Byron.

The deceptively powerful surf conditions will start on Monday 26 May and persist into Tuesday.

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

Strong winds can also cause dangerous conditions for vessels on moorings which have been poorly maintained.

Every skipper is responsible for the safety of their vessel and all on board. Roads and Maritime 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.

For more information please visit the website.
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