Cross border operation focused on dangerous boating behaviour


Roads and Maritime Services Executive Director Maritime Angus Mitchell said whether or not you are from NSW or Victoria, it is vital to wear a lifejacket, obey waterway rules and be courteous to others.

“Boating Safety and Boating Education Officers will be out in pressure on the Murray River, Murrumbidgee River, Alpine and Far South Coast waterways from Saturday nine March to Monday eleven March 2019,” Mr. Mitchell stated.

“But no matter where you return from, the simple truth stays the identical, lifejackets shop lives.

“Remember: Look after your lifejacket, and it’s going to appear after you.

“We need all of us to enjoy ourselves on the water without fearing for his or her non-public protection.

“We make no apologies for imposing guidelines so one can lessen the variety of crashes, accidents, and deaths on our waterways.”


Mr. Mitchell said the operation coincides with the Victorian Labour Day long weekend at some stage in which there is an expected influx of Victorian boaters on NSW waterways.

“This is an essential joint patrol with Maritime Safety Victoria’s compliance and investigations officers to accompany NSW Boating Safety Officers and cope with the wide variety of sailing incidents concerning Victorian boaters in NSW waters,” Mr. Mitchell said.

Critical consciousness of the operation may be reminding boaters that NSW boat guidelines practice along with the entire duration of the Murray River and educating boaters on the instructions which vary between the 2 states.

“While there are some differences between legal guidelines, in each state safety system should be carried on board, vessels should tour at a secure pace, keep a safe distance from different boaters and observe all sign-published speed limits.

“One crucial distinction in the boating safety regulation relates to the operation of private watercraft (PWC), along with jet skis. In NSW, the driver of a PWC must maintain a PWC license, while in Victoria, an unlicensed character may force the PWC but best if a person over 18 years of age maintaining a boat license with a PWC endorsement is on board and in a position to take immediate manage.”