Governance

COLREGS Quiz

The COLREGs is short-hand for the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972, and they outline the internationally agreed rules for safe navigation of

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Marine Order 505 Changes

You may have heard about the proposed changes to Marine Order 505 (Certificates of Competency – national law) 2013 which are likely come into effect

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Kids’ Lifejackets – The Right Fit

So you have finally purchased a 4.8-metre open boat. You then set out to do some shopping for safety equipment. Your 11-year-old is helping out

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Queensland launches summer boating drive

A new maritime enforcement team will hit Queensland waters this summer to help stem a rise in boating incidents. The team of specially-trained Maritime Safety

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Purchasing A Second Hand Vessel

Let’s assume that you have found the boat of your dreams that suits you and how you will use it. Now, first be sure that

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Boat Licence? Yes, Please!

If you live on the Gold Coast, and you have considered obtaining a boat licence but haven’t taken the first steps, we encourage you to

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Reporting Marine Incidents

Marine incident. Two words that frighten many a boater, various fears leap to mind: injury, damage, insurance, cost, penalties. On average, a marine incident will

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Speed Limits and Behaviour Management Strategy

Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) released the Speed Limits and Behaviour Management Strategy 2018-2020 in March 2018 following extensive consultation, and it has received positive

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Safety Management Systems for DCVs

Are you operating a domestic commercial vessel (DCV)? Be sure you fully understand your legal obligations relating to your SMS. Safety Management Systems (SMS) for

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Delivering On Gold Coast Waterways

The year 2017 had been an exciting one as we’ve worked hard to secure the future of the Gold Coast’s waterways. With five rivers, creeks,

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