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  • Regulator investigates Anglesea kayak incident

    5 May 2016

    TSV investigates Anglesea kayak incident

  • Boating Safety News out now!

    18 April 2016

    The latest edition of Boating Safety News is available to read online.

  • Recreational boater prosecuted

    14 April 2016

    Maritime Safety Victoria recently prosecuted a recreational boated in the Frankston Magistrates Court for acting as a master of a vessel without a marine licence.

  • Paddle smart: Know how to get back in

    4 April 2016

    Canoes and kayaks are not as stable as most other craft on the water. You need to be prepared to enter the water, even if you don't plan to, and it is essential that you understand the risks and how to self-rescue.

  • Lifejackets save lives, wear a lifejacket

    4 April 2016

    Maritime Safety Victoria's Manager Recreational Boating Safety Lisa Taylor said statistics showed that boaters drown when they fall in the water unexpectedly.

  • A summer of safer boating

    24 March 2016

    Despite our summer boating safety program coming to an end, boating safety education remains at the core of plans to reduce boating incidents in Victoria.

  • Paddle Smart | 10 tips for safer kayaking

    23 March 2016

    Stay safe on the water by following these 10 simple steps

  • Notice to Mariners - Captains Point Mallacoota

    15 March 2016

    Mariners are advised that the Captains Point Light is currently unlit. Mariners are warned to exercise extreme care when navigating in the area.

  • Notice to Mariners - Bass Strait, East Gippsland

    2 March 2016

    Mariners are advised of remote operated vessel (ROV) operations being undertaken on the Bass Straight offshore oil and gas pipelines operated by Esso Australia.

  • Bow riding declared unsafe

    18 February 2016

    Maritime Safety Victoria (MSV) is alarmed by the number of people putting themselves at risk of death or serious injury by sitting on the bow of boats that are underway.

  • Safety Alert: Hazards on inland waterways

    14 January 2016

    As parts of Victoria dry out, previously navigable waterways are now smaller and shallower. There is an increased danger of collision with submerged objects and debris in lowering waters. Chances are the waterway is not the same as you remember.

  • Safety Alert New definition of Port Phillip Heads

    23 December 2015

    Recent changes to marine regulations – new definition of Port Phillip Heads.

  • Boaters in South West advised of new zones

    22 December 2015

    Maritime Safety Victoria (MSV), a branch of Transport Safety Victoria, is advising boat operators in south western Victoria that new waterway rules have been introduced at Taylors Bay west of Port Fairy.

  • Boaters warned of weekend weather conditions

    18 December 2015

    With strong hot winds and rough sea conditions forecast this weekend, Maritime Safety Victoria is urging all boaters to check the weather before embarking on their trip and to not expose themselves or their passengers to risk.

  • Boating Safety Action Plan 2015-2018

    10 December 2015

    Maritime Safety Victoria, in partnership with Victoria Police, has produced a three year action plan to improve Victoria's boating safety record.

  • NEWS | Boaters warned to wear a lifejacket or wear the consequences

    4 December 2015

    Minister for Ports, Luke Donnellan MP, launched Maritime Safety Victoria's summer safety boating program today with a direct appeal to boaters to make lifejacket wearing a normal part of every boat trip.

  • VIDEO | Ports Minister launches lifejacket campaign

    4 December 2015

    This morning, Ports Minister Luke Donnellan launched the second year of our Wear A Lifejacket campaign and the Boating Safety Action Plan we have developed in partnership with Victoria Police.

  • NTM | Port Fairy wave power generator

    1 December 2015

    Mariners are advised of the planned deployment of a wave power generator to be established approximately 6km west of Port Fairy in the vicinity of Taylors Bay.

  • NEWS | Rise in boating fatalities a concern

    19 November 2015

    Maritime Safety Victoria (MSV) is pleading with boaters to be more safety conscious as the peak boating season begins amid an increase in recreational boating fatalities.

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