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Please take a moment to check that you comply before you take to the water this summer:
Download a full copy of the navigation safety bylaws from www.es.govt.nz or phone 0800 76 88 45 for a copy.
Navigation Safety Rules for Southland
Everyone on board motorised craft less than 6m in length MUST wear a suitable
lifejacket at all times.
Every motorised craft less than 6m in length MUST carry at least two means of
communications. Options include:
Cellphone in a waterproof plastic bag
EPIRB (locator beacon)
Vessels over 6m in length must carry enough lifejackets for each person on board.
These must be easily accessible and must be worn at all times of increased risk.
All craft MUST show an identifying mark on the side.
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Ask about the
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For information call
Southland Fish and Game 03 215 9117
Gore (03) 208 7800 Balclutha (03) 418 3673
Nathan Abernethy A/hrs 03 208 0063 or 027 444 2366
Robin South A/hrs 03 208 7811 or 027 221 2181
Geoff Rogan A/hrs 03 208 1147 or 027 418 0052
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Boat safety is more important than ever before
Labour weekend is just around the corner, and with warmer weather heading our way, it's time to think about
boat safety when we head out on the water.
Each year in New Zealand lives are lost,
people are injured and thousands of
dollars worth of property is damaged
because of preventable recreational boating
accidents. Far too often pleasure outings turn
It's very easy to own a boat in New Zealand
but with ownership comes the Skipper's
responsibility for the safety of all passengers
The Skipper aboard any boat is in charge and
should always ensure all necessary equipment
for the trip is on board, where the safety
equipment is stored, how it works and have a
life jacket or buoyancy aid that meets NZ
standards in the right size and type, for every
person in the boat.
Life jackets should be worn when crossing
river bars, during emergencies, in rough water
or at times of heightened risk. Children and all
non-swimmers should always wear their life
jacket when on board unless inside an
enclosed area such as a cabin.
The skipper should never recklessly operate or
overload their boat with either
They must always make sure
everything on board is properly
stowed and secured and every-
one is sitting safely and holding
on when in choppy seas or
travelling at speed.
Boats should be carefully
maintained with regular service
checks to the motor, electrics
and other equipment.
Before heading out to a day at
sea or upon the lake, obtain an
updated marine weather fore-
cast, listening for updates
throughout the day.
Leave a note with someone
responsible, detailing where
you are going, how many
people you have on board and
when you expect to return.
Ninety percent of fatal accidents involve the
Skipper not having enough boating know-
ledge and experience.
It is the Skipper's responsibility to ensure
safety, which includes knowing and under-
standing the rules that apply before heading
out on the water. If you have an accident,
ignorance of the law is not accepted as an
excuse. Heavy fines and prison are possible for
breaches of maritime rules.
If you follow the rules, are responsible and
have a practised emergency plan in place, you
are sure to have a safe and enjoyable summer
Additional information sourced from Water
Safety NZ website.
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