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Expression of Interest for the Maritime Advisory Council

May 27, 2020

Expressions of interest are invited from persons with areas of expertise within maritime to be appointed to the Maritime Advisory Council (the Council). Members of this Council provide advice jointly to the Minister for Transport and Roads and Minister for Regional…

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Tourism Operators Push Back #ReOpenNQ

Tourism Operators Push Back #ReOpenNQ

May 26, 2020

Press release from Cumberland Charter Yachts 23 May 2020: Sustainable tourism is a hot topic in the North of Queensland. During Covid 19 it’s no different, and now more than ever Tourism Operators want to get back on their feet…

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NSW OK Intrastate and Overnight Boating

NSW OK Intrastate and Overnight Boating

May 22, 2020

The Boating Industry Association (BIA) welcomes the move by the NSW Government to permit intrastate travel and overnighting from 1 June. BIA President Darren Vaux said the move by NSW would reinvigorate the boating sector which shares much common ground with tourism. “NSW with…

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Meanwhile in California …

Meanwhile in California …

May 22, 2020

California was one of the first states in the USA to go into lockdown with the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. San Diego Bay closed for three weeks in April so the local sailors have been sitting at home playing virtual regattas. The Bay…

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AMSA urges crew to wear lifejackets after trawler tragedy

AMSA urges crew to wear lifejackets after trawler tragedy

May 21, 2020

The Australian Maritime SafetyAuthority (AMSA) strongly urges commercial vessel operators and crew to wear lifejackets while working on the decks of their vessels. AMSA is currently investigating the loss of a 48-year-old seafarer overboard from a fishing trawler on Monday off the Sunshine Coast. Despite exhaustive search and rescue efforts, the man was not found…

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Recreational Boating Back in NSW

Recreational Boating Back in NSW

May 20, 2020

The Boating Industry Association (BIA) today welcomed the relaxation of restrictions on recreational boating in NSW following encouraging signs of containment of COVID-19. Darren Vaux, BIA President, thanked the NSW Premier and Health Minister for their support for boating. “Recreational boating…

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Franklin 29 showcases Shipwright skills

Franklin 29 showcases Shipwright skills

May 19, 2020

Work has begun on a wooden boat project uniting modern construction and traditional methods and aiming to showcase the enduring appeal and relevance of the Shipwright. In build at The Wooden Boat Centre in Franklin, Tasmania, the vessel, known as the…

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Palmyra – Halvorsen 48 refit

Palmyra – Halvorsen 48 refit

May 19, 2020

The clean common-rail efficiency of new 6LY440 engines has given one of Sydney’s Halvorsen 1970’s flybridge cruisers an engine room to be proud of, a spritely step under throttle and an owner incredibly happy with his decision to go with Power Equipment’s high tech…