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Tragic accidents in small open boats by lone skippers

Two serious boating accidents over two days in Port Stephens have prompted an urgent reminder by Maritime Safety Authorities of the importance of wearing lifejackets. 

NSW Maritime Acting Manager Boating Safety and Regional Operations Craig Whitmore reported that an 84-year-old man was pulled from the water unconscious after he had set out in his tender (small open boat) to go to his cruiser which was moored at Salamander Bay, Port Stephens.  Continue Reading