BOATING ALERT - Large swells for NSW
Three-metre swells and 30-knot winds expected for much of the coast
Wednesday, May 11: NSW Maritime
urgent alert to boat skippers
and rock fishermen with
more treacherous swells expected to impact much of the coast
from today until Sunday.
The Bureau of Meteorology forecast indicates adverse conditions are likely for small craft.
reaching 3m and strong winds up to 30 knots are expected for much of the coast.
anyone boating in coastal areas, or planning to fish from the rocks.
Coastal bar crossings can be treacherous, especially in such conditions, and boat fishing around offshore reefs and near exposed rock platforms should be avoided.
Every skipper is responsible for the safety of their vessel and all on board, and NSW Maritime advises:
* Check the official weather before and during boating;
* Ensure the boat and its equipment is suitable for the conditions;
* Log on/ off with a Marine Rescue marine radio base for every trip offshore; and
* Wear a lifejacket.
If in doubt, don’t go out.
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