Dangerous conditions for South Coast boaters
by Marine Rescue NSW on 17 Sep 2013
Roads and Maritime Services has issued an alert after a Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) warning about dangerous surf conditions continuing tomorrow for the NSW coast south from Ulladulla.
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Skippers and owners of small craft should be on high alert and check the conditions before considering crossing a coastal bar or heading offshore.
Rock fishers should also check weather forecasts before heading out to decide whether it is safe to fish near dangerous surf.
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:
Offshore boating safety: Maritime Website
Lifejackets: Life Jacket Wear Website
Live vision of bar crossings: Maritime Website
Official forecast: Bureau of Meteorology Website
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