Please select your home edition
Edition
Hella Marine - NZ - 728 - July

Old 4 New Lifejacket Upgrade

by Jeni Bone on 20 Dec 2013
Old4New NSW Maritime © http://www.maritime.nsw.gov.au
Transport for NSW through Roads and Maritime is emphasising the need to wear a lifejacket while boating.

In a mult-faceted campaign, the message is clear: Lifejackets have moved with the times and are now much more advanced than they used to be.

An initiative called 'Old 4 New' aims to drive home the message of wearing a lifejacket when you’re out on the water, especially when in smaller boats and vessels.

This summer the Old 4 New Lifejacket Upgrade van will be visiting boat ramps throughout NSW, with experienced staff on hand to talk to people about lifejackets. The van will be making over 100 visits to popular boating locations across NSW.

One of the main aims of the Old 4 New Lifejacket Upgrade initiative is to showcase the range of new generation lifejackets, which are slim fitting and comfortable to wear for any type of on-water activity.

Many boaters don’t realise that over the past decade nine out of 10 people who drowned while boating weren’t wearing lifejackets.

The campaign hopes to encourage people to get in to the habit of putting on a lifejacket each time they go boating.

Lifejackets are the most important piece of safety equipment on any recreational vessel.

Modern inflatable lifejacket styles are designed to help you get the most out of your day on the water. They are less cumbersome and easy to wear, and they don’t get in the way of your favourite boating activities. With a wide range of slimline styles and colours available, there’s a lifejacket to suit your specific need. So be safe and wear yours, because a lifejacket could save your life.

A lifejacket must be carried for each person on board all vessels, unless exempt. It must be the correct size for the wearer and in good working condition. But it can’t save your life unless you’re wearing it.

Penalties apply to the owners and masters of vessels found not carrying lifejackets, or if there are not enough lifejackets for everyone on board. Penalties may also apply if occupants are not wearing lifejackets when they are required to do so.

* 9 out of 10 people who drowned when boating in NSW were not wearing a lifejacket,
* Lifejackets must be worn in vessels under 4.8m at night, offshore, when alone, and by children under 12 years of age.

More at www.lifejacketwearit.com.au and www.lifejacketwearit.com.au/thatsnoton/
Allen Brothers MBW 660 Purchase PowerSydney Harbour Boat Storage 660x82Dubarry 2016 660x82 1

Related Articles

2017 Riviera Festival of Boating - 20 days to go
The Riviera Festival of Boating – staged at the home of Riviera on Australia’s Gold Coast – 17-19 March is approaching. The Riviera Festival of Boating – staged at the home of Riviera on Australia’s Gold Coast – 17-19 March 2017 – is rapidly approaching.
Posted on 25 Feb
Yachtswomen to ‘seas’ the day at Sail Port Stephens Race Week
The Women Who Sail Australia (WWSA) group will be staging their second annual Gathering on the Bay as an entrée Women are kicking sporting goals everywhere you turn these days, so it’s not surprising that the 2017 Sail Port Stephens race week in April will have its strongest ever representation of yachtswomen.
Posted on 24 Feb
BlackCat expands its portfolio of premium superyachts with the 35M
BlackCat Superyachts is excited to announce the latest addition to its portfolio of luxury catamarans: BlackCat Superyachts is excited to announce the latest addition to its portfolio of luxury catamarans: a 35 metre design, the second in the groundbreaking BlackCat range that continues their distinctive lines designed by Malcolm McKeon, one of the world’s most successful superyacht designers.
Posted on 24 Feb
Collinson FX Market Commentary - Feb 24 - Trump turns down volume
The weaker reserve aided the bounce in the KIWI, which jumped to 0.7225, while the AUD regained 0.7700. The Treasury Secretary, Mnuchin, made observations overnight regarding tax that did unsettle the Dollar. Mnuchin questioned the 'border tax' and pointed out tax cuts, expected before August, would not flow through to the economy until 2018.
Posted on 23 Feb
NEW Icom GM600 MED GMDSS Class A VHF/DSC Marine Transceiver
Icom is pleased to launch a new VHF/DSC marine transceiver to its commercial maritime line up. Icom is pleased to launch a new VHF/DSC marine transceiver to its commercial maritime line up. The new GM600 is designed for Class A DSC operation and provides a complete GMDSS VHF communication system as required for Commercial SOLAS regulated vessels engaging in international voyages. The GM600 meets the Marine Equipment Directive 2014/90/EU “wheel mark” approval for European merchant ships.
Posted on 23 Feb
Marine17 - Early bird registration now open
Now is the time to reserve seats at this outstanding industry conference. With fantastic savings on offer for individual bookings, along with substantial discounts on group registrations, now is the time to reserve seats at this outstanding industry conference.
Posted on 23 Feb
Fourth Steber vessel for Seychelles resort
Work has started on a fourth vessel for the Fregate Island Resort in the Seychelles archipelago and is due for delivery Work has started on a fourth vessel for the Fregate Island Resort in the Seychelles archipelago and is due for delivery later this year.
Posted on 23 Feb
Garmin GMR Fantom dome radars
Garmin’s new GMR Fantom 18 / GMR Fantom 24 solid-state pulse compression radomes offer MotionScope Doppler technology Garmin’s new GMR Fantom 18 and GMR Fantom 24 solid-state pulse compression radomes offer MotionScope Doppler technology and 40W of power – the highest in the industry for its kind.
Posted on 23 Feb
See it first at the Gold Coast International Boat Show & Marine Expo
Boating enthusiasts will find everything they need to have fun on the water all in one place Boating enthusiasts will find everything they need to have fun on the water all in one place when the first major Australian boat show for 2017 gets underway on Queensland’s Gold Coast in just three weeks.
Posted on 23 Feb
iNavX announces Navionics Charts in In-App Charting Store
iNavX, benchmark marine navigation mobile application, announced today, in partnership with Fugawi and Navionics iNavX, the benchmark marine navigation mobile application, announced today, in partnership with Fugawi and Navionics, the availability of Navionics charts in the iNavX In-App Chart Store. This is a first for the industry, and iNavX is the only independent marine navigation app to offer Navionics charts to its users.
Posted on 23 Feb