Warning for South Coast boaters after heavy rainfall

7 December 2014

Roads and Maritime Services advises users of waterways on the south coast and southern highlands to take care after recent heavy rain.

Boaters on the south coast, and particularly on the Moruya and Tuross Rivers, are advised debris in the water is creating hazards and may have displaced some navigation aids.

Before boating, consideration should be given to elevated water levels, fast flowing water, possible displacement of navigation aids, shifting sand banks and submerged objects.

Vessels occupying moorings may also be subject to floating debris fouling mooring lines and the impact of rain on bilge systems.

Roads and Maritime reminds people to wear a lifejacket when boating, especially in craft smaller than 4.8 metres when alone, at night or offshore.

For maritime safety information, visit www.maritime.nsw.gov.au.

CONTACT: Roads and Maritime Services Media Unit - 8588 5999

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