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Don't cross a ferry

30 Nov 2010

don't cross a ferryFerries are guided across the river by heavy steel cables that may be close to the surface of the water. It is important for vessel operators not to pass close to a ferry that is crossing the river as it is possible for boats to get caught up in the cables – causing damage to either the boat or the ferry cables themselves.

Always slow down when approaching a ferry and if necessary stop and wait for the ferry to reach the bank before proceeding. Vessels operators must reduce their speed to 4 knots within 100 metres of either side of the ferry.

Remember, when crossing a ferry path always use caution. It’s your responsibility to keep away from the ferry, because a ferry can’t change course to get out of your way.


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