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Boats warned against anchoring in Murray Mouth

11 January 2012

Vessels that have been anchoring in the Murray Mouth have been warned that the practice is illegal because of safety concerns.

The river mouth is considered a channel and under collision regulations vessels are not permitted to anchor in such waters.

In addition, the area is not considered a safe place to anchor because of strong tidal movement and a propensity for high winds.

All parts of the mouth cannot be marked because of the instability and the shape shifting caused by tides. However, markers have been placed in the stable areas of the waterway.

Those wishing to fish are advised to come ashore on the either side of the mouth adjacent to the first beacon, walk to the channel that enters the sea and fish from the shore.

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