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For a successful day on the water it is vital that skippers complete the BEST check and ensure they undertake an annual 45 point check.

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News
22 Feb 2017
Old4New lifejackets

Augusta first stop for Old4New lifejacket upgrade program in regions

The Department of Transport's (DoT) very successful Old4New lifejacket upgrade program is being extended to regional locations.

The Department of Transport's (DoT) very successful Old4New lifejacket upgrade program is being extended to regional locations.

DoT Safety Education Manager Laurie Adams said the upcoming Augusta River Festival would be the first venue for regional skippers to benefit from the program which to date has seen more than 650 old or damaged lifejackets upgraded.

Delivered in conjunction with the Royal Life Saving Society of Western Australia, the Old4New initiative spearheads a State-wide education campaign promoting the benefits of wearing lifejackets at all times while boating.

"The aim is to change people's behaviour and improve the safety of people who enjoy boating in WA," Mr Adams said.

There was an overwhelming response to the Old4New lifejacket campaign when introduced in the metropolitan area earlier this year following a trial last year. Based on schemes introduced in other jurisdictions, it's hoped the scheme will mirror the success of that implemented in New South Wales where the number of boaters wearing a lifejacket has quadrupled since 2007.

Mr Adams said skippers visiting the DoT stand at the Augusta River Festival on March 5, 2017 would be provided with discount vouchers to purchase lifejackets from participating retailers.

Old, damaged, obsolete or foam filled lifejackets can be exchanged for a voucher with a maximum of three vouchers per vessel.

"Voucher limits and restrictions are in place to ensure the benefits of the program apply to as many vessels as possible, Mr Adams said.

"To avoid disappointment it's important that people wanting to participate in the program read the Old4New guidelines at www.transport.wa.gov.au/lifejackets to check if their jackets qualify for an upgrade and to find out more information."

More Old4New regional locations will be announced shortly and will be detailed on the Department's website.

Media contact: media@transport.wa.gov.au

09 Feb 2017
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Port of Carnarvon continues to prepare as storm approaches

The Department of Transport (DoT) has told vessels at the Port of Carnarvon to implement their cyclone contingency plans and move to their dedicated cyclone mooring or pen.

The Department of Transport (DoT) has told vessels at the Port of Carnarvon to implement their cyclone contingency plans and move to their dedicated cyclone mooring or pen.

DoT Marine Safety General Manager Ray Buchholz said vessels without these arrangements have been instructed to leave port waters.

"These actions have been undertaken in close consultation with port facility operators and DoT continues to work to minimise the impact of the severe weather over the coming days," said Mr Buchholz.

Mr Buchholz said weather forecasts would continue to be monitored and updates will be provided should the situation change.

DoT has re-opened the Pilbara Ports of Port Walcott, Cape Preston, Onslow, Barrow Island and Varanus Island now that the severe weather has passed through that area.

Operators could contact the DoT Harbour Master to discuss any safety or operational concerns.

Media contact: media@transport.wa.gov.au

09 Feb 2017
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DoT ports in the Pilbara re-opened following changes to weather conditions

The Department of Transport (DoT) has re-opened the Pilbara ports of Port Walcott, Cape Preston, Onslow, Barrow Island and Varanus Island following changes in weather conditions.

The Department of Transport (DoT) has re-opened the Pilbara ports of Port Walcott, Cape Preston, Onslow, Barrow Island and Varanus Island following changes in weather conditions.

DoT Marine Safety General Manager Ray Buchholz said that the severe weather had at this point passed allowing the ports to be re-open.

"The action to allow vessels access to port waters has been undertaken in close consultation with port facility operators."

Mr Buchholz said weather forecasts would continue to be monitored and updates will be provided should the situation change.

Operators could contact the DoT Harbour Master to discuss any safety or operational concerns.

Media contact: media@transport.wa.gov.au

Alerts
12 Jan 2017
Temporary Notices to Mariners

Temporary Notices to Mariners (TNTM)

Use the links below to view maps displaying all current TNTM in each region of Western Australia.

Please use the following links to view TNTM for each region of Western Australia.

Cancelled, withdrawn and expired TNTM are removed without notice.

Please also see navigational warnings.

08 Dec 2016
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Traffic Infringement Notice scam

There is currently a WA Police Traffic Infringement Notice scam email being circulated.

There is currently a WA Police Traffic Infringement Notice scam email being circulated.

  • The email contains current WA Police logos and may seem legitimate, but it is not!
  • Please do not click on any of the links in the email.

WA Police currently only issues traffic infringements by either handing an on the spot infringement to a person or posting a traffic infringement (either handwritten or camera) to the offender in the mail.

WA Police do not currently issue traffic infringements by email or SMS.

If you are unsure whether an infringement is real, you can visit WA Police website and click on the Infringements tab or call IMO call centre on (08) 9374 4555.

15 Jul 2015
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Telephone scam warning

The Department of Transport (DoT) would like to alert its customers to a potential telecommunications scam.

The Department of Transport (DoT) would like to alert its customers to a potential telecommunications scam where a caller, claiming to be from DoT, asks for insurance/personal details over the phone and may also involve automated calls asking customers to respond to a survey.

Further information relating to identity checks may be found on the DoT website under Verification of proof of identity.

If you think you have received a fraudulent phone call, please alert the Department of Commerce.

 

 

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