Please select your home edition
Edition
Lancer Lasts Longer

NSW Police Officers to conduct random breath tests of boat skippers

by Roads and Maritime Services Media on 8 Dec 2013
.
As part of a statewide boating campaign to start tomorrow boaters around NSW are being reminded it is illegal to drink and operate a boat.

Roads and Maritime Services Acting Director Maritime Melinda McCabe said Roads and Maritime Services Boating Safety Officers would work with NSW Police Officers to conduct random breath tests of boat skippers during the nine day campaign.

'Operation Go Easy on the Drink coincides with the start of summer - when more people go boating - and the party season,' Ms McCabe said.

'It is crucial boat skippers understand the alcohol limit is the same as that on the roads - for the safety of everyone on the water.

'In the past two years alcohol has been a contributing factor in incidents which resulted in six fatalities.

'More than 14,000 random breath tests were carried out on boat skippers by the NSW Police Marine Area Command in 2012-13.

'During this time, 39 skippers were charged for being above the 0.05 prescribed concentration of alcohol (PCA) limit.

'Boating Safety Officers will take a zero tolerance approach and issue on the spot fines to people who don’t wear a lifejacket where required by law.

'We want to see people get into the habit of putting on a lifejacket in the same way they put on a seat belt - it is simple and could save a life.

'Anyone going boating should also be aware the wind, waves and sun can intensify the effects of alcohol and increase disorientation and the chance of drowning.

'The campaign will continue until Sunday 15 December,' Ms McCabe said.

For information on boating safety click here.
Barz Optics - Melanin LensesKiwi Yachting - Lewmar 660 - 1Hella Marine - July 2016

Related Articles

14m offshore fishing cat to be presented
A 14 metre, offshore-capable, game fishing catamaran design will be presented at this year’s Auckland on Water Boat Show A 14 metre, offshore-capable, game fishing catamaran design will be presented at this year’s Auckland on Water Boat Show. The boundary-pushing design is a collaboration between Kit Carlier Design and Stimson Yacht Design, who will exhibit together for the first time at the show, which runs from 29 September to 2 October, 2016.
Posted on 23 Sep
New Zealand Maritime radio channels set to change on 1 October
Before you head out on the water next summer there are some important maritime radio changes you need to know about. Before you head out on the water next summer there are some important maritime radio changes you need to know about. On 1 October 2016, New Zealand is changing some maritime VHF repeater channels, and NowCasting weather services, to make space for new international ship tracking and data services, and to make sure our VHF radio services are compatible with the rest of the world.
Posted on 20 Sep
New Zealand Maritime radio channels set to change on 1 October
Before you head out on the water next summer there are some important maritime radio changes you need to know about. Before you head out on the water next summer there are some important maritime radio changes you need to know about. On 1 October 2016, New Zealand is changing some maritime VHF repeater channels, and NowCasting weather services, to make space for new international ship tracking and data services, and to make sure our VHF radio services are compatible with the rest of the world.
Posted on 20 Sep
Fractional Ownership of Superyachts - revisited
“He knows the Aman junkie kind of crowd like no other. If there’s anyone who can do this, it’s Zecha.” “In Asia, people are starting to look at yachting, but not in the same way as the Russians in the 90s with those massive mansions at sea. Asians want the exclusivity, privacy and security without breaking the bank. We know the rich Asian millennials from Hong Kong, China and Southeast Asia are starting to buy yachts this size from Feadship but... 'What do I do with it now?”
Posted on 15 Sep
New anchor lights from Hella Marine offer efficiency and reliability
The new NaviLED 360 Pole series anchor lights by Hella Marine offer exceptional efficiency and unmatched reliability. The new NaviLED 360 Pole series anchor lights by Hella Marine offer exceptional efficiency and unmatched reliability. By law all anchored boats are required to show a light at night. Safety dictates the light be reliable, clearly visible and with a minimum power drain.
Posted on 4 Sep
New anchor lights from Hella Marine offer efficiency and reliability
The new NaviLED 360 Pole series anchor lights by Hella Marine offer exceptional efficiency and unmatched reliability. The new NaviLED 360 Pole series anchor lights by Hella Marine offer exceptional efficiency and unmatched reliability. By law all anchored boats are required to show a light at night. Safety dictates the light be reliable, clearly visible and with a minimum power drain.
Posted on 4 Sep
Bavaria Powerboats – Great is already on offer. Standby for even more
One thing you can bet on with a sensational German brand like Bavaria, is quality. One thing you can bet on with a sensational German brand like Bavaria, is quality. It will be visible in the products, but that is because it comes from the design, which in turn comes from the other thing German manufacturing in renowned for. Innovation. Now sure technology plays a massive role in all of that, but there is one resource that overarches the lot. People!
Posted on 30 Aug
Kata Rocks launches new Superyacht Rendezvous
“Welcome to the inaugural Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous in Phuket – this Asian season opening event” From 10 to 12 December 2016 Kata Rocks will proudly host yachting’s elite during the inaugural Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous (KRSR), sponsored by Infinite Luxury, the development and management brand behind Kata Rocks. The KRSR is a complimentary event open to sailing and motor yachts over 24-metres in length along with selected yachting industry partners.
Posted on 9 Aug
Asia Superyacht Rendezvous opening party aboard s/y Dunia Baru
ASR includes the ‘Rendezvous Challenge’ model boat building & races, and the exciting ’Pirate’s Booty’ treasure hunt This year the 16th annual Asia Superyacht Rendezvous will kick off with a sensational opening party aboard the beautiful phinisi-style sailing yacht Dunia Baru.
Posted on 9 Aug
Ancasta celebrating 35 years
Festival of Yachting Cannes: The big news from Beneteau Sail is the world launch of the new Oceanis Yacht 62. Festival of Yachting Cannes: The big news from Beneteau Sail is the world launch of the new Oceanis Yacht 62. It will be the first time the Oceanis 38.1 will be on show and the new Sense 57.
Posted on 5 Aug