New requirements commencing 1 January 2021
This safety alert aims to raise awareness of the need for owners, operators, masters and crew of certain domestic commercial vessels (DCVs) to install a float-free emergency position indicating radio beacon (EPIRB) before 1 January 2021.
You will need to install a float-free EPIRB if your vessel is operating more than two nautical miles from land and:
is more than 12 m in length, or
is between 7.5 m and 12 m in length with no level-flotation fitted, and operating in B or C waters
For full details click here
EDEN - SNUG COVE
“Snug Cove is a great asset for the future of Eden that the community and boaters cannot afford to lose”
The members of POEM (Port of Eden Marina) are calling on the NSW Department of Transport to immediately call for tenders for the long stalled Snug Cove Safe Harbour project wave attenuator. POEM is a not for profit association set up to promote the interest of the local region. Click here to read more and as a boat owner support us
Thankfully we don't have to worry about it on the NSW coast. For those of us who travel internationally it is an issue you need to be aware of. You can find where pirates are active by clicking on the attached map, or here. The map indicating where pirates are active.
Coastal bar crossing
Crossing coastal bars is a common but dangerous part of boating. Each year boats are damaged and people killed or injured when bar crossings go wrong.