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Boating safety

It’s great to get out on your boat for a day of fishing, some waterskiing or just to relax and take in the scenery. Your safety and that of your passengers is paramount so please take note of the following:

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  • Check your craft thoroughly in all respects before heading out on the water
  • It is important that all safety gear is in good condition and ready for use because a lifejacket stowed under the anchor chain or a distress flare which has expired will not do the job it was designed for and that is to help save a life
  • Lifejackets are perhaps the single most important safety item on any boat and there should be one on board for each person as well as for those that are waterskiing (or being towed in any other manner)
  • It is recommended that children and poor swimmers wear a lifejacket at all times when afloat
  • Boats must observe appropriate distances between vessels
  • For more information, visit the Roads and Maritime Services website

Boat jetty, Garigal National Park. Photo: Kevin McGrath