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Lifejackets are the most important piece of safety equipment on any recreational vessel. Modern inflatable lifejacket styles are designed to help you get the most out of your day on the water.
New guidance on safe kiteboarding is now available. Check out the video and Be in the CLEAR this summer.
Personal watercraft are great fun but they must be used responsibly. Two-time world surfing champion Tom Carroll and five-time world PWC champion Kylie Ellmers are safety ambassadors for Ride Right.
Boat propellers pose a risk that can be easily ignored or forgotten because they are under the water, ‘out of sight and out of mind’.
The 'You're the skipper – you're responsible' campaign is designed to encourage all recreational operators to take responsibility for their actions on the water.
When afloat, your coordination, judgement, vision, balance and reaction time can decline up to three times faster consuming alcohol.
As every responsible skipper knows, there are certain items in the safety equipment list that have an expiry date.
An understanding of the safe boating rules that apply to canoes and kayaks will help paddlers enjoy their sport in safety.
With hundreds of ship and large commercial vessel movements on confined waterways, it’s important that skippers understand their responsibilities in ensuring the safety for all concerned.
Navigating at night requires special care and attention. Vessels operating at night, whether at anchor or underway must carry and exhibit the correct lights.
It is important you know the wind and wave limits of your boat and don't take chances in conditions you might not be able to handle.
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colourless and odourless gas produced when carbon based fuel, such as diesel, gasoline, propane, charcoal, or oil, burns.
The risk of falling overboard may be small, but the threat to life of such incidents is extremely serious.
Going offshore or crossing a bar increases the demands on you and your boat's ability to meet the conditions. Every craft has its limits - so don't take chances.
An amendment to the Boating (Safety Equipment) Regulation – NSW, under the Maritime Services Act, required 406 MHz digital beacons to replace any 121.5 MHz analogue beacons from 1 July 2008.
Skippers who ignore speed restrictions or fail to alter their speed to changing conditions on the water or who fail to keep a proper lookout not only endanger their own lives and those of their passengers.
If you haven't been around watersports or boats, you will need to keep a few simple things in mind whether you are in the driver's chair or being towed behind the boat.
Whale watching can be a thrilling experience both from the shore and afloat. Vessel-based whale watching is increasingly popular in NSW.