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RACV Marine making waves in boating

RACV Marine will for the second year be the naming rights sponsor of the Melbourne Boat Show and rather than being a passive sponsor RACV Marine has been working closely…

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Victoria's worst boat ramp gets an upgrade

The Victorian Government is working with Warrnambool City Council to upgrade Warrnambool Harbour, giving recreational fishers and boaters in South West Victoria the facilities they deserve. Minister for Fishing and Boating…

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On-Line extreme weather preparedness course 

The Marina Industries Association (MIA) has launched the first on-line extreme weather preparedness course for marinas. The course is applicable for marinas anywhere in the world susceptible to weather events…

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Changes to shipping registration laws

On 1 April 2019, changes to shipping registration laws came into effect. These changes relate to registering a ship where the full vessel history is not known and who can…

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BIAV applauds positive action for PWC's

The Boating Industry Association of Victoria (BIAV) applauds the Victorian Jet Ski Club (VJSC) and its efforts to positively impact PWC use around Victorian Beaches. The Victorian Jet Ski Club…

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Going boating? Lock in a buddy plan

Boaters and paddlers have a far better chance of rescue in an emergency if they arrange a trigger time for someone on land to call emergency services on 000. Maritime…

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RYA sail training with champions

Gain the full range of sailing skills to cruise with confidence under the guidance of qualified and experienced sailing instructors with EastSail’s RYA (Royal Yachting Association) offshore sailing program. Established…

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NSW Game Fishing tournament cancelled

On the afternoon of Thursday, February 22, 2019, the New South Wales Game Fishing Association (NSWGFA) made the prudent decision to cancel the impending Interclub tournament at Port Stephens. Naturally,…

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Carry a beacon when you go boating

In February, Maritime Safety Victoria (MSV) is sharing the message that boaters and paddlers need to carry a distress beacon, so they can raise the alarm if they unexpectedly enter…

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Raymarine DockSense released for outboard propulsi...

Boston Whaler, the leading manufacturer of unsinkable family fishing boats and Mercury Marine, manufacturer of recreational marine propulsion engines, are the first to demonstrate the Raymarine DockSense™ assisted docking system…

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Yanmar unveils robotic boat and Auto Docking

Yanmar has undertaken development of underlying technologies for robotic boats and auto-docking, technologies that are expected to see service in operations in dangerous waters, maritime surveys, or smart fisheries. While…

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Rate your ramp - Boaters views count

The recent Ramp Rage campaign in Victoria was aimed at getting the Victorian Government to spend the $27million it collects annually from boaters, on boating infrastructure. Prior to the recent…

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Flare disposal program launched in NSW

NSW Roads and Maritime has launched a program to help boaters dispose of expired flares, with mobile collections set up along the NSW coastline. The 2019 Expired Marine Flares Collection…

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Going boating? Know the weather

Checking the weather before heading out on the water is standard for most Victorian boaters, but many don’t realise that one check is not enough. Maritime Safety Victoria (MSV) has…

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Next Generation Raymarine VHF Radios launched

FLIR has excitedly to announced the launch of its next-generation Raymarine VHF radios. The compact Ray53, full-sized Ray63 and the multifunction Ray73 with AIS are all full-function VHF marine radios with…

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QLD Government declares war on wrecks

In an open letter published in Maritime Safety Queensland’s newsletter, Maritime Matters, in September, Glen Hale, Acting General Manager, Maritime Safety Queensland, gave notice of it’s ‘War on Wrecks’ program…

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Search for solo yachtsman in Indian Ocean

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is coordinating a multi-national search and rescue response after being notified of injured solo yachtsman Abhilash Tomy. Tomy was participating in the Golden Globe…

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Brisbane Boat Show opens tomorrow

24 – 26 August, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre South Bank   The Brisbane Boat Show commences tomorrow (Friday) at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre South Bank, doors open…

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New ATA100 Class A AIS Transponder 

Ocean Signal is introducing the ATA100 Class A AIS Transponder, a combined SOLAS and Inland approved solution capable of exchanging dynamic and static ship data with other AIS systems to…

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Sydney International Boat Show opens Thursday

The Southern Hemisphere’s biggest and most comprehensive recreational marine exhibition opens on Thursday (02 August) at the ICC Sydney and Cockle Bay Darling Harbour, and promises to satisfy everyone who…

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Float-free EPIRBs mandatory from January 2021

From 1 January 2021, float-free emergency position-indicating radio beacons (EPIRBs) will be mandatory on certain types of commercial vessel. This change to safety requirements is in response to tragic incidents…

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