Please select your home edition
Edition
Mondo Travel - Americas Cup 5385

Offshore boat inspections in interests of Blue Water safety

by RMS on 14 Feb 2013
Crossing bar NSW Maritime © http://www.maritime.nsw.gov.au
NSW Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) Acting General Manager Boating Operations Scott Kidd today announced a campaign to improve awareness of boating safety requirements for those heading offshore is under way on NSW waters.

'Operation Blue Water involves Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) Boating Safety Officers (BSO) conducting random offshore vessel safety checks,' Mr Kidd said.

'The aim is to improve boat operator awareness of the safety equipment and communications requirements when operating offshore.

'Boating beyond enclosed waters requires a different skill set and increased knowledge. It may seem obvious, but skippers need to ensure they have the required skills to operate in open waters.

'Skippers need to ensure their vessels are appropriate for the conditions and in good working order.

'It is crucial all skippers check the weather and sea conditions before planning an offshore trip.

'Crossing a coastal bar requires experience and should only be considered when the conditions are favourable.

'BSO are also checking all people on board any kind of recreational vessel crossing a coastal bar are wearing an appropriate lifejacket for safety reasons - or face a hefty fine.

'Those heading offshore should above all remember the safety benefits of logging their trip with the coastal radio network. At the very least tell a family member or friend where you are going and when you expect to be back,' Mr Kidd said.

The two week campaign finishes 24 February.
Pantaenius - Worldwide SupportX-Yachts AUS X4 - 660 - 3Festival of Sails 2017 660x82

Related Articles

Ensign want to sell your boat!
Ensign have had such a successful sales year that they are now looking for more pre-used stock to sell. Ensign, one of Australia’s largest yacht brokers, have had such a successful sales year that they are now looking for more pre-used stock to sell. At their head office location at Main Beach, Queensland, they can offer amazing rates on berthing while the boat is on sale at their Marinas Cove Marina and that means great exposure.
Posted on 24 Nov
America's Cup - Images from Day 1 of ACWS Fukuoka
Ricardo Pinto was on the water for Day 1 of the America's Cup World Series, Fukuoka, Japan. Ricardo Pinto was on the water for Day 1 of the America's Cup World Series, Fukuoka, Japan. Here's his take on the first day of racing of the America's Cup preliminaries in Asia
Posted on 19 Nov
Predictwind now offers European high quality model for forecasting
PredictWind has added the ECMWF forecast model to their ensemble of top weather models. PredictWind has added the ECMWF forecast model to their ensemble of top weather models. The ECMWF model (European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts) is very highly regarded by Meteorologists and top Navigators around the world. This is the highest rated global weather model from a national weather service making it the perfect fit for PredictWind.
Posted on 11 Nov
World Sailing - GAC Pindar sign long term partnership with world body
GAC Pindar have confirmed that they have entered in to partnership with World Sailing. GAC Pindar have signed a memorandum of understanding for a long-term partnership with the international governing body and the anticipated relationship will see GAC Pindar become an Official Partner of World Sailing. The relationship will last until 31 December 2020, with GAC Pindar granted exclusivity in the marine logistics and shipping sector.
Posted on 10 Nov
Top ten reasons to go boating
Dedicating time to activities we enjoy, learning something new or taking up new hobby can be daunting also reduce stress Dedicating time to activities we enjoy, learning something new, or taking up a new hobby can be daunting, but it is also proven to greatly reduce stress and positively affect work-life balance.
Posted on 17 Oct
Airlie comes alive!
As the spring weather warms up and the gentle sea breezes lap the Whitsunday coast, Airlie Beach comes alive As the spring weather warms up and the gentle sea breezes lap the Whitsunday coast, Airlie Beach comes alive with the sounds of music. The Airlie Beach Festival of Music is back and bigger than ever with headline acts such as Tim Finn (Crowded House), Troy Cassar Daley and Daryl Braithwaite to name a few, this is a weekend of music not to be missed.
Posted on 13 Oct
Kids Polarised Sunglasses from Barz Optics
Barz Optics have developed a quality range of junior polarised sunglasses ideal for sailing and fishing. Barz Optics have developed a quality range of junior polarised sunglasses ideal for sailing and fishing. Each pair are supplied with a neoprene case and sunglass retainer.
Posted on 4 Aug
Sydney International Boat Show – A pilgrimage for boaters
Connecting the two is a ferry service that also gives show visitors a bonus voyage across the magnificent Sydney Harbour The event is well known for delivering a comprehensive variety of products, across all boating sectors. Joining local visitors, the show also has a large number of guests from across the country as well as overseas, making it the ideal location for the marine industry to use as a base to launch new products and services.
Posted on 5 Jul
Navathome Australia brings RYA Theory to your door
The RYA Cruising Syllabus has been built up over years of best practice development in Sail and Power Boat skippering. The Royal Yachting Association Cruising Syllabus has been built up over years of best practice development in Sail and Power Boat skippering. Split into a theory and practical syllabus the training modules take you in steps from a Start Yachting orientation through to Yachtmaster for either power or sail.
Posted on 5 Jul
Boaters warned to navitage safely as severe weather sets in across NSW
Roads and Maritime Services Director Maritime Angus Mitchell said Operation Boat Safe: Navigate Safely starts tomorrow. Roads and Maritime Services Director Maritime Angus Mitchell said Operation Boat Safe: Navigate Safely starts tomorrow and will continue until sundown on Monday 13 June.
Posted on 3 Jun