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MARINE BUSINESS WITH
LOCATION FOR SALE
Marine at Yamba Marina on
the NSW north coast.
• Biggest marine chandlery on the Clarence River.
• 3 bay workshop and spare parts section
• Asking $200,000 -- reasonable offers considered
• Potential to buy chandlery & workshop separately
• Walk-in walk-out with lease, inventory and
financial details available
• Would suit a family as a lifestyle enterprise on the
Mike Harvey, Elders Real Estate Yamba
m: 0447 462 208
Lamoore 8' Tri-hull $750
Lamoore 9'6" Tri-hull
TIME FOR A NEW DINGHY?
Lamoore's iconic dinghy. Strong, durable and
now unsinkable. Improved design with reinforced
bottom and stiffer sides for easier rowing. Boat-
plated and meeting NSW Maritime requirements.
CALL: 02 9974 4096
Sailing Club 100th
Drummoyne Sailing Club will
commence a yearlong celebration of
its 100 year anniversary by hosting a
Centenary Regatta starting at midday
Saturday, 7 September 2013. The club
will not only be celebrating its centenary,
it will also be celebrating the sport of
sailing and especially sailing in the upper
Participation in the sailing event is
open to all other clubs and classes of
vessels that have sailed or are currently
sailing at the club including Sabots,
Flying 11s, VJs, Cherubs, OKs, 16ft Skiffs,
TS16 Hartley Trailer Sailors and Yachts.
Further information is available
on the Club's website: http://www.
contact the Club's General Manager,
phone 02 9719 8199.
Change to Navigation Law
Century-old maritime laws have
been replaced with new requirements for
commercial seafarers and vessels with the
commencement of the Navigation Act 2012
and Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial
Vessel) National Law Act 2012 on 1 July.
These are the biggest reforms to
Australia's maritime sector in more than
100 years, with the Australian Maritime
Safety Authority administering both acts.
"The Navigation Act 2012 sees
Australia's maritime laws reflect the
expectations of a modern shipping
industry," AMSA's CEO Graham Peachey
The Navigation Act provides AMSA
with a range of new measures to ensure
compliance with safety and environmental
requirements including increased financial
penalties for non-compliant vessels,
exclusion of vessels from Australian ports
with poor inspection histories, issuing on
the spot infringement notices for marine
"AMSA recognises that the majority
of the shipping industry seeks to ensure
that ships are operated safely and with no
damage to the environment," Mr Peachey
said.July 1 also marks the introduction of the
National System for Domestic Commercial
Vessel Safety, with AMSA becoming the
national regulator for commercial vessel
for paddlers under
Transport for NSW has announced
changes to marine safety laws to ease
requirements for some paddlers to wear
lifejackets while under the supervision
of experienced and accredited coaches.
Under recent changes to the Marine
Safety (General) Regulation 2009,
accredited coaches can now exempt
paddlers from wearing a lifejacket
when more than 100 metres from shore
on enclosed waters, subject to two
• the accredited coach has
determined the person not wearing a
lifejacket has enough swimming ability,
skill and fitness; and
• the person not wearing the
lifejacket remains close to, and is directly
supervised by, the accredited coach at
"There is no exemption for paddlers
on open waters, such as the ocean, where
lifejackets are still required to be worn
at all times," Office of Boating Safety
and Maritime Affairs General Manager
Howard Glenn said.
Around 1.8 million people go boating
type of boat is the open runabout.
These craft are more susceptible to
capsizing and swamping -- which is why
it's compulsory to wear a lifejacket in
more circumstances when in a boat of
less than 4.8 metres long.
"Lifejacket design has also come
a long way over recent times and the
modern styles can be worn in relative
comfort for the entire day out on the
water," Mr Glenn said.
safety. The National System will mean
eight existing regulations will be replaced
with one set of national rules.
"Having one set of rules cuts red tape
and reduces the administrative burden for
businesses in the maritime industry and
allows industry to operate across state and
territory borders freely," Mr Peachey said.
The development of the national safety
standards has been in conjunction with
each of the states and territories who will
act as delegates of the national regulator
in implementing the new standards.
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