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Practice safe boating

30 November 2010

Skippers are urged to take extra care and to practice safe boating at all times on the River Murray and out at sea.

Safety checklist:
  •     adhere to speed limits
  •     know and understand your buoys, beacons and marks
  •     wear a personal flotation device, commonly known as a lifejacket or buoyancy vest, at all times
  •     check water depth and for hidden hazards before starting any high speed activity
  •     operate in the marked channels when available – but remember not to anchor within a navigation channel
  •     be aware of the conditions caused by changed water levels – be observant
  •     do not operate a boat – or partake in waterskiing activities – if you have been drinking alcohol.
For more information about boating safely go to www.sa.gov.au/boatingmarine

SRD boat at wallaroo