Four fined for breaking safety rules

25 January 2013

A second summer operation on the Yorke Peninsula has found more than a third of vessels aren’t meeting safety requirements.

From January 18 to 21 safety officers checked 180 vessels at boat ramps and at sea.

In total 63 boats didn’t meet safety regulations with the main problem being a lack of the correct safety equipment. Four were issued with fines of between $350 and $450 each.

The safety operation was carried out at locations including Port Pirie, Port Bonython, Point Lowly, Port Broughton, Fishermans Bay, Wallaroo, Port Victoria, Point Turton, Lower Yorke Peninsula, Ardrossan, Edithburgh, Black Point, Port Hughes, Moonta Bay.

The result mirrors the operation that was undertaken in early January in the same locations.

Statistics for Phase 2 – Operation Yorkes 18 to 21 January 2013
Total vessels checked (including 2 x commercial vessel’s): 180
Non compliant vessels: 63
Expiations issued: 4
Written brief: 1
Cautions: 50
Vessel sent ashore: 26
Stop launch: 4
Vessel assist: 3

For detailed information on safety equipment check the Marine safety equipment page on

Or watch a video on checking, storing and operating flares.

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