Please select your home edition
Edition
Harken and Fosters - Fosters web

Summer safety reminder- BIAV

by BIA Vic on 19 Jan 2014
Safety first .. ©
The BIAV is reminding boaters to heed safety messages with the warning: 'Don’t Let History Repeat – Be Safe on the Water this Summer!'

The Boating Industry Association of Victoria (BIAV) has welcomed the arrival of summer weather and encouraged all Victorian boat owners and their families to get out on the water and take advantage of the good weather in a safe and responsible manner.

BIAV President Paul Benjamin took the opportunity to remind Victorians about the importance of boating safety.

'The summer weather has been quite elusive this year and it’s fantastic to have some warm weather and great boating conditions ahead of us. With the favourable weather there will be more people on the water and I encourage all those involved to make sure safety is front of mind' Mr Benjamin said.

'Lessons from tragic boating fatalities at Point Cook on Port Phillip Bay in January need to be heeded by all boaters. In 1949, a sudden change in weather at Point Cook caused an unfortunate boating fatality, and 65 years later we saw exactly the same type of incident occur, for the same reason, and on the same day of the month.

'Don’t let history keep repeating itself' said Mr Benjamin, after a spate of recent boating incidents during the first good weather weekend of the summer.

The BIAV recommends those out on the water follow these safety tips:
* Always plan your boating trip including checking the weather conditions constantly
* Have a 50 point boat safety check with your local BIA dealer
* Be responsible – you’re the skipper, you’re responsible
* Make sure everyone is wearing life jackets when required and that all safety equipment is valid and operational before you go boating
* Boating and alcohol don’t mix

The importance of safety on the water for all users should never be underestimated, said Minister for Ports, David Hodgett as he welcomed a summer boating safety message from the BIAV.

'The BIAV does a tremendous job representing boat owners and the interests and priorities of this sector. They should be commended for taking the opportunity to send out a strong message on safety on the water,' Mr Hodgett said.

'As we approach the middle of summer, and are experiencing extreme weather conditions this week, it is timely for the message of safe and responsible boating to be communicated to all Victorians.

'I urge all boaters to think safety first and heed the important message of the BIAV to be safe on the water this summer. The Victorian Coalition Government and the BIAV are committed to a safe boating community, and safe waterways in Victoria,' Mr Hodgett said.

More at www.biavic.com.au

Bakewell-White Yacht DesignSouthern Spars - 100InSunSport - NZ

Related Articles

Launching wheels make small boats easy to move
Wheel-a-Weigh™ from Davis Instruments enables one person to easily and safely roll small craft to the water and back. Wherever there are dinghies and small boats ashore, there are people struggling to move them. Balancing them precariously on dock carts or simply dragging them is a danger to the vessel and bystanders alike. Wheel-a-Weigh™ from Davis Instruments enables one person to easily and safely roll small craft to the water and back.
Posted today at 4:03 am
Your thoughts on the sailing industry
Until recently I was a committee member of the Sailing Industry Association. Until recently I was a committee member of the Sailing Industry Association, a sub committee of the Boating Industry of NSW. That committee has now disbanded and whether or not it regroups is a matter for the newly formed Boating Industry Association of Australia.
Posted on 25 Aug
Doyle Sails UK – Moving up
Heading up the new loft will be Bonner and Larke, well-known in the sailing industry from dinghies to superyachts. Heading up the new loft will be Nick Bonner and Rob Larke, well-known in the sailing industry from dinghies to superyachts.
Posted on 25 Aug
Spinlock showcase award-winning products to commercial marine industry
Spinlock is set to showcase two new products at SMM as they expand on their market share in the commercial marine sector Spinlock is set to showcase two new products at SMM, the world's leading trade fair for the maritime industry, as they expand on their market share in the commercial marine sector.
Posted on 24 Aug
Post Brexit - New orders for Oyster Yachts
Oyster Yachts announced that confidence seems to be increasing post Brexit and to confirm that we have signed contracts Oyster Yachts are delighted to announce that confidence seems to be increasing post Brexit and to confirm that we have signed contracts for the new build of the ninth Oyster 885; the 42nd Oyster 575, and the 20th Oyster 625.
Posted on 24 Aug
US Division of Aqualuma® merges with Tides Marine
Aqualuma has perfected the art form of underwater lighting and the LEDs are lights of choice for leading manufacturers. Since 2004, Aqualuma has perfected the art form of underwater lighting and the company’s LEDs are the lights of choice for many of the world’s leading boat manufacturers. A Tides Marine subsidiary, Tides Marine International, is the European distributor for the Aqualuma product range.
Posted on 23 Aug
CruiseCraft releases R Series Bow Riders
Following a five year hiatus, CruiseCraft has reentered the bow-rider market with launch of stylish CruiseCraft R Series Following a five year hiatus, CruiseCraft has reentered the bow-rider market with the launch of the stylish CruiseCraft R Series, two new Aussie built bow rider models. The CruiseCraft R55 and the CruiseCraft R6 breathe revitalised life into the Australian family boating market.
Posted on 23 Aug
Streaker launches new website
Streaker Boats Australia has gone live with new website, showcasing their full range of family oriented fibreglass boats Streaker Boats Australia has gone live with their new website, showcasing their full range of family oriented fibreglass boats. The new website contains all the usual technical data from the manufacturer, together with information on the dealer network.
Posted on 23 Aug
Elliot Brown watch survives circumnavigation on Clipper Race yacht
Elliot Brown watch was attached to the mast of the Da Nang – Viet Nam yacht entry, and is still in full working order The watch has survived punishing storms, hurricane force-winds, massive waves, extreme heat, shocks including a yacht knockdown, vibration, freezing cold temperatures and corrosive saltwater.
Posted on 22 Aug
New stainless bathing ladder with pop-up handles
Gineico Marine used the recent Sydney International Boat show to release new 316 Stainless telescopic bathing ladder Gineico Marine used the recent Sydney International Boat show to release the new 316 Stainless telescopic bathing ladder, with clever pop-up handles!
Posted on 22 Aug