>
 
> FishingBoating-World.com
 
 
News Home Newsletters Photo Gallery Powerboat-World Australian Cruising World Cruising MarineBusiness-World Animated Knots
Video Gallery MarineBusiness-World
Sail-World.com : NSW Police Officers to conduct random breath tests of boat skippers
NSW Police Officers to conduct random breath tests of boat skippers


As part of a statewide boating campaign to start tomorrow boaters around NSW are being reminded it is illegal to drink and operate a boat.

Roads and Maritime Services Acting Director Maritime Melinda McCabe said Roads and Maritime Services Boating Safety Officers would work with NSW Police Officers to conduct random breath tests of boat skippers during the nine day campaign.

'Operation Go Easy on the Drink coincides with the start of summer - when more people go boating - and the party season,' Ms McCabe said.

'It is crucial boat skippers understand the alcohol limit is the same as that on the roads - for the safety of everyone on the water.

'In the past two years alcohol has been a contributing factor in incidents which resulted in six fatalities.

'More than 14,000 random breath tests were carried out on boat skippers by the NSW Police Marine Area Command in 2012-13.

'During this time, 39 skippers were charged for being above the 0.05 prescribed concentration of alcohol (PCA) limit.

'Boating Safety Officers will take a zero tolerance approach and issue on the spot fines to people who don’t wear a lifejacket where required by law.

'We want to see people get into the habit of putting on a lifejacket in the same way they put on a seat belt - it is simple and could save a life.

'Anyone going boating should also be aware the wind, waves and sun can intensify the effects of alcohol and increase disorientation and the chance of drowning.

'The campaign will continue until Sunday 15 December,' Ms McCabe said.

For information on boating safety click here.


by Roads and Maritime Services Media

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.fishingboating-world.com/index.cfm?nid=117382

2:49 PM Sat 7 Dec 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







FishingBoating-World





























A Mooring in Iceberg Alley by Rebecca Jackson,






Predictwind helps you pick the best time to depart by Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz,
































Dispersant from Deepwater Horizon Spill persist in environment
Scientist pioneered tracer to reveal hidden ocean flows
Date announced for the 41st Gosford to Lord Howe Island Yacht Race
European Commission to take UK to court over red diesel
Understanding the Ocean's role in Greenland Glacier melt
Dangerous conditions for boating on entire NSW Coast
Dangerous conditions for boaters Byron Bay to Eden
ECOfishers and AMA to establish NSW Fisheries Taskforce
New-to-New Zealand products at the Auckland On Water Boat Show
Auckland on the Water Boat Show: Two new Bavaria yachts on display
You are invited to a Boating Safety Conference in Auckland
Taiwan's first marina a Superior effort *Feature
Protecting lagoons could be key to saving Manta Rays
Baby Nemos finding their way home
Portland’s new state-of-the-art boat ramp officially opened
Dangerous conditions forecast for NSW boaters
New fishing pontoons for Warrnambool’s Merri river
Whale freed from rope at Byron Bay
Tidal current installations will increase boating hazards
Dangerous conditions for NSW coastal boaters from Thursday
Bar Crusher's fully-enclosed fishing weapons   
World premieres and national debuts for Sydney International Boat Show   
Marine Auctions experiencing rising tide of interest *Feature   
Man fined $2000 for hawking abalone from an East Gippsland reef   
New catfish species ‘hooked’ in North Qld   
Emperor penguins in danger of dramatic declines   
Tags reveal Chilean devil rays are among ocean's deepest divers   
Auckland On Water Boat Show to hold world record attempt   
Alvin's Animals - Previously unknown species discovered   
Zodiac at Sydney International Boat Show 2014 – Australian   
Gold Coast International Marine Expo - Exhibitor space filling fast   
Lessons from the West: Great Barrier Reef in danger   
If we stop killing parrotfish we can bring back Caribbean coral reefs   
Decade of benefits for the Great Barrier Reef   
Climate change could stop fish finding their friends   
Ceramic coated exhaust manifolds reduce engine bay temps on superboat   
Reminder of safe distance requirements for whales   
Changes to Australian bass closed season   
Commercial fishers on shore for mullet season   
Management measures implemented to reduce large whale entanglements   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW FBW
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT