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New rule for personal watercraft on Port Phillip

Maritime Safety Victoria (MSV) will shortly introduce a new waterway rule restricting ‘irregular’ riding of personal watercraft (PWC) in Port Phillip Bay 5-knot speed restricted zones to reduce safety risks…

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Deputy PM invited to inspect Steber factory

Deputy Prime Minister and National Party Leader, Michael McCormack has been invited to inspect Steber International’s factory complex in Taree. The invitation, to get a firsthand update on export and…

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Expired marine flare disposal

NSW Roads and Maritime maintains a program to help boaters dispose of expired marine flares, with mobile collections set up across NSW. The Expired Marine Flares Collection Program for the…

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Safety Alert: Carbon monoxide on boats

Maritime Safety Victoria (MSV) has issued a Safety Alert in relation to a recent incident whereby four Victorian boaters were hospitalised following exposure to carbon monoxide (CO). MSV has issued…

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FLIR Introduces Raymarine DockSense Alert

FLIR Systems has announced Raymarine DockSense™ Alert, a new addition to Raymarine’s intelligent docking technology line designed for a broader range of vessels. Raymarine DockSense, unveiled in early 2019, is…

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Boating infrastructure review kicks off

The Victorian Government is set to begin a review of the management arrangements of recreational boating infrastructure in Port Phillip and Western Port bays to help make boating even better…

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Will your boat float?

Whether buying a second-hand boat or preparing to dust off your old vessel for summer, Maritime Safety Victoria (MSV) says all boats should be properly checked before heading out on…

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Waterways users study key to future planning

Building a better understanding of movements on the city’s waterways network will help the Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) improve planning to accommodate a growing population and rising boat ownership.…

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Survey of boaters and fishers gets underway

A new survey of recreational fishers and boaters gets underway this month to better understand the social and economic value of these pastimes in Victoria. Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA) CEO…

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Adventures abound at Sydney Boat Show

The Sydney International Boat Show, 01 – 05 August at the International Convention Centre Sydney, presents an impressive line-up of speakers, each with their own tales of adventure and achievement,…

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