NSW Maritime boating safety campaign has been joined by Rob Shehadie, the actor/comedian (Rocky from Fat Pizza and TV Week Logie nominee), to promote safe and responsible use of personal watercraft such as Waverunners, Seadoos and Jet Skis.
by Neil Patchett
Rob met jet skiers and beach goers at Brighton Le Sands on the weekend.
Rob’s slogan to remind people to keep safe is ‘Take it Easy’. He supports NSW Maritime safety advice for personal watercraft (PWC) riders which includes the following:
· Keep a proper lookout
· Keep to a safe speed
· Slow down to under 10 knots when near other vessels, the shore or people
· Carry a PWC licence
· Observe navigation restrictions
· Wear a lifejacket
'All watercraft operators need to be vigilant as the safety of swimmers is paramount,' said the Mayor of the City of Rockdale, Councillor Bill Saravinovski, adding his support to the PWC Safety Awareness Campaign.
NSW Maritime General Manager Operations Howard Glenn said PWC riders had to take extra care when near people, either by the waterfront or swimming.
'It is important that people riding PWC know and observe the rules for safe and responsible boating,' Mr Glenn said. 'By applying care, courtesy and common sense riders can have fun while respecting others.'
At various times over the next month, Rob will be visiting Brighton and Revesby Beaches.
NSW Maritime website
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