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.
- 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