Tag Archive: boating safety

Crossing a coastal bar in choppy conditions

Crossing a coastal bar increases risk.

Choppy coastal bars are difficult to navigate and can cuase your boat to capsize! Maritime Safety Queensland would like to remind waterways users of the importance in understanding the increased risk of capsizing when crossing a designated coastal bar in…
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National Safe Boating Week

National Safe Boating Week starts 1 October.

From the 1st to the 7th of October National Safe Boating Week (NSBW) is back.  This initiative reminds boaters about the importance of wearing a lifejacket when out on the water and also the necessity of understanding how to use…
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Queensland Boating Facilities Survey

Boating Facilities for Queensland. Have your say!

Maritime Safety Queensland seeks feedback on demand! Recreational boating numbers in Queensland continued to rise at an unprecedented rate. Naturally this has a significant impact on the infrastructure that we use to get out onto the water and what we…
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Queensland Fired and Emergency Services

QRBC welcomes QFES as a new member

The Queensland Recreational Boating Council recently extended an invitation to the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) to become a member of the council.  The QRBC has been actively working with QFES on the Marine Rescue Implementation Working Group since…
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Boating incidents rising, authorities cracking down

Increasing numbers of incidents on Queensland’s waterways see reminders for safe boating   The Gold Coast Bulletin (Brianna Morris-Grant) reports that almost 1500 warnings have been issued over the last 12 months by Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ) just on the…
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Mooloolaba Bar 'lives at risk'

Mooloolaba Bar risking lives and hurting businesses

Issues with shoaling at the entrance to Mooloolaba Harbour ‘…is making access for vessels extremely treacherous’ (Fiona Simpson MP, May 2022). The member for Maroochydore has launched a campaign titled “Make It Safe” in an effort to get the bar…
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