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8 June 2017
A 4.5m open boat capsized while traversing along the shore near a back beach of Point Nepean around noon on 14 May.
13 April 2017
A recent incident shows how quickly a situation can change, and how important it is to have your safety gear to hand.
1 February 2017
A family fishing trip went awry, but the well-prepared skipper was able to call for help and launch a speedy rescue.
8 November 2016
Three men went boating in Port Phillip Bay, but drowned after their boat capsized.
3 October 2016
On Tuesday 3 May 2016, secondary school students from Warrnambool were kayaking at Anglesea beach. Visibility was clear and the temperature was mild, however wind was blowing offshore at an average speed of 30 knots, gusting to more than 50 knots.