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  February 2019: 30 Second Challenge - are you ready for an emergency?

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30 second challenge logo
If youíre heading out on the water this summer both skippers and passengers should take the 30 Second Challenge to measure your readiness for an emergency response on board. 

The Marine Safety team can show you how itís done at the following locations:
  • March 2: Augusta boat ramps  (weather dependent) 
  • March 1-3:  Kalbarri boat ramp (weather dependent) 

Both skippers and passengers should take the 30 Second Challenge to test readiness for an emergency response on board your vessel before heading out on the water this summer.

Take the Challenge - visit the Safety equipment page.

  February 2019: Upgrade your lifejacket with Old4New and drop off your old flares or EPIRB

If you want to save some money upgrading your lifejacket take advantage of the upcoming Old4New opportunities at boat ramps and community events where you can also get the latest lifejacket information and advice on maintenance.
The next events are:
Date Location Time Flare/EPIRB collection
13 Apr 2019 Crawley Boat Ramp 9:00 am - 10:00 am Yes
19 Apr 2019 Hopetoun Sports Pavillion, Veal St, Hopetoun* 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Yes
20 Apr 2019 Entrance Point Boat Ramp, Kabbarli Rd, Broome* 9:00 am - 10:00 am Yes
25 May 2019 Courtyard Craft Markets, Civic Centre, Robinson St, Carnarvon 8:00 am  - 12:00 pm Yes

* Voucher only events

Guidelines apply and numbers are limited. 

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For more information visit the Lifejackets page.

  February 2019: Donít boat without your Recreational Skipperís Ticket

A Recreational Skipperís Ticket or RST is required for boating and skippers need to carry it the entire time their boat is on the water.
If you have lost your RST and need to replace it or your details need to be updated visit the Recreational Skippers Ticket page.

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Join us on Facebook to be part of WA's boating community. The Marine Safety Facebook page provides information on safe navigation and safe use of State waters, marine environment protection and marine emergencies.

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