Boating

Emergency Beacons Website

Emergency Beacons Website

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority have a great website the outlines everything you need to know about Emergency distress beacons. Check out the website here There is also a really interesting Video on Youtube you can watch here

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Take Extra Care on the Water this week!

Take Extra Care on the Water this week!

Ex-tropical cyclone Debbie has now passed but the hazard to boating remains. Post cyclonic weather creates a serious risks to safe navigation including missing or relocated navigation aids, changed water depths, stronger currents and submerged hazards washed...

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General Boating Safety Obligations

General Boating Safety Obligations

The Transport Operations (Marine Safety) Act 1994 imposes a general safety obligation on all vessel owners and operators, masters and crew to operate vessels safely at all times. This responsibility includes making sure the ship is: safe properly equipped and...

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Queensland Recreational Boating and Fishing Guide

Queensland Recreational Boating and Fishing Guide

The Queensland Government have published the 2016-17 version of the Queensland Recreational Boating and Fishing Guide. This is a comprehensive booklet providing the most up-to-date information on boating and fishing rules and regulations. The guide contains...

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QRBC Update – EPIRB recall from GME

QRBC Update – EPIRB recall from GME

GME have issued a safety recall of some GME EPIRB models (PDF, 269 KB). Make sure you check if your EPIRBs are affected—Standards Communications Pty Ltd recalled its GME EPIRB units MT400, MT401 and MT4023 with serial numbers between 50101000 and 80250722. Produce...

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QRBC Update – Flare recall

QRBC Update – Flare recall

Queensland skippers need to check their flares after a national recall of a red hand flare available across Queensland. Drew Marine Signal & Safety Australia Pty Ltd recalled its Aurora red hand flare with lot numbers from 3186 to 3260. This red hand flare is sold...

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Towing Boats Questions

Towing Boats Questions

Those recurring questions around towing and loading boats  - I am going away camping and store my gear in my boat, do I need to have my load restrained? Do I need to display a red flag on my boat motor prop?, and What about those shackles - to be rated or not to be...

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QRBC Update – Alcohol & Drug Rules

QRBC Update – Alcohol & Drug Rules

Alcohol and drug rules A Question was recently raised regarding the linkages between driver and marine licenses - if a motor vehicle driving licence is cancelled or suspended for exceeding .05 is your marine licence automatically suspended? Answer - Although a...

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