Boating Safety

Product recalls for ineffective lifejackets

jarvis walker pfds lifejackets

MSV undertook its own testing of the Jarvis Walker block-style lifejacket model Type1 PFD of batch number WD-15-0588 (Date of manufacture: October 2015).The lifejacket was constructed with a suspected design fault of having the waistband affixed to one side only. In testing, it was found that the unsecured side of the lifejacket slipped free of the waistband when test subjects …

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Vessel tracking policy and guidelines released for feedback

vessel tracking policy feedback

THE Queensland Government recently released a draft policy and guideline to support the roll-out of vessel tracking on all commercial fishing boats. Fisheries Queensland Director of Operations Mark Doohan said the department was seeking feedback around the rules and scenarios that commercial fishers would need to follow, starting from the end of 2018. “Vessel tracking is part of a larger …

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Seqwater warns lake users still water is still dangerous

seqwater still water still dangerous

VISITORS to southeast Queensland’s lakes and dams are being reminded to play it safe this summer, with inland waterways continuing to be the leading location for drowning in Australia. The warning comes from the region’s bulk water supplier Seqwater, which manages open catchments, allowing millions of visitors each year to enjoy recreational activities on the dams and lakes that supply …

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Insights into boat insurance

BUSH ‘n Beach has brought Nautilus Marine Insurance on board to expand the fine print and provide readers with clear, easy-to-understand and helpful tips on protecting their boating assets with boat insurance. The scenario You used to run a Garmin 126 GPS so you could navigate to your favourite offshore fishing spots, but you’ve since upgraded to a Garmin GPSMAP …

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How to anchor your boat correctly

how to anchor your boat correctly

A BOAT anchor is used when you want to stop and fish, swim, have lunch or stay overnight. It is also an important piece of safety equipment. Even if you do not plan to use it, an anchor is imperative if a boat breaks down. An anchor will keep the boat in the one location or reduce the rate of …

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Moreton Bay boat ramps

Moreton Bay boat ramps

IN this article we look at the accessibility of Moreton Bay boat ramps from north of the Brisbane River to Redland Bay. Of the 10 ramps covered, only a couple cause dramas at low tide. Hopefully this article helps you find the best ramp to get into the bay. Remembering the bigger the boat, the more water you draw, and …

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Insights into boat insurance

nautilus marine insights into boat insurance

Nautilus Marine has jumped on board with BNB Fishing to provide boaties with vital insights into boat insurance. The scenario Holidays are here and you’ve headed to the northern coast of NSW with the family for a week of camping, sightseeing and fishing in your new 4.5m plate alloy centre console. Those new Shimano Stella reels and Terez spinning rods …

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Nautilus Marine Insights into boat insurance

BUSH ‘n Beach has brought Nautilus Marine Insurance on board to expand the fine print and provide readers with clear, easy-to-understand and helpful tips on protecting their boating assets. boat accident at ramp The scenario For whatever reason – distraction, poor communication, a misunderstanding between crew members or a gear failure – things have gone pear-shaped at the boat ramp. …

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Better ballast biosecurity will help protect Great Barrier Reef

THE protection of Australia’s marine environment, Great Barrier Reef and $2.8 billion fisheries and aquaculture industries from foreign pests will be enhanced with the  Government’s ratification of the ‘International Convention for the Control of Ship’s Ballast Water and Sediment’ tonight in London. protect Great Barrier Reef Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Barnaby Joyce said the …

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