issue #5 2009 Message to Volunteers Hayden Gets Dear Volunteers Caught Out two milestones. The National Boating Usage Study has achieved The first is the completion of the Preliminary Survey Report which that you provided in contains an analysis of all of the information the initial survey. rs have been well Presentations to jurisdictions and stakeholde received and we hope to be in a position to publish the report before Christmas. hs of diary data. en shakes his The second milestone is attaining twelve mont Former Australian Test cricketer Matthew Hayd This is great news and we have lots of data to analyse. We will head as he remembers the now infamous incident a few years so please keep the pting a bar continue to collect data until 31 March 2010, ago when his boat capsized and sank while attem data flowing. If you have any problems uploading the data or if you . crossing off Brisbane’s North Stradbroke Island @nmsc.gov.au or need new forms, please contact us at secretariat nds and friend on (02) 9247 2124. It took Matthew, fellow cricketer Andrew Symo Trent Butler an hour to reach the shore , battling currents, shock Matthew Hayden Congratulations to the winners of the signed and exhaustion. Cricket Bats and to all the consolation prize winners who were t from this sent a Matthew Hayden T-Shirt. Matthew is keen to talk about the lessons learn incident as spoke sperson for the National Marine Safety I would like to take campaign, This will be the last newsletter for the year so Committee’s “Skipper Keep Your Eye on the Ball” this opportunity, on beha lf of the NMSC to wish everyone a Merry which will run for the second year in a row during the 2009/10 Christmas and Happy New Year. summer boating season. Dr John Bentley we flipped over Kind Regards Research Manager “Even though it was slightly embarrassing that t while crossing a bar, it is absolute gold in terms of lessons learn for me,” he said. rtance of staying “This campaign is about understanding the impo focused and concentrating at all times because out on the water, e and you can then it only takes a split second for things to chang Never Use find yourself in real trouble.” Propane According to the National Marine Safety Comm Update, during the six months ending June ittee Half Yearly 2009, there were 713 Again! reported commercial and recreational marine in 30 fatalities and 254 injuries. incidents resulting WIN a Wallas Recreational vessels were involved in 67% of all incidents and motorboats were the most common vessel type 85DU Flush Mount Stove recreational involved in fatalities (53%) and in serious injuri es (49%). Valued at $1,450 NMSC CEO Margie O’Tarpey thanked Matthew for being a - exhaust hose, great role model for boaters and for donating his time to be the Includes all equipment required for installation campaign spokesperson. through hull exhaust fitting and fuel tank. February 2010 and part of the The campaign will run from December 2009 – In 150 words or less, tell us why you enjoy being zine and web advertising, television community it to email@example.com features maga Boating Usage Study and email campaign. service announcements and a public relations or send via mail to NMSC by 11 December 2009. only and one entry is allowed per Conditions of Entry – Open to NBUS volunteers volunteer per competition. BEST WISHES FOR A SAFE AND HAPPY ! FESTIVE SEASON FROM ALL OF US AT NMSC Have Your Say VHF Operations in the Spotlight Boaters are being asked to have their say on a discussion paper by Volunteer Profile the Australian Communications and Media Authority on qualification arrangements for the operation of VHF marine radios. up of VHF Marketing Manager The paper acknowledges an apparent low take- Name: Matt Holloway Age: 44 Occupation: ational boaters operator’s Certificates of Proficiency by recre Suburb: St Clair NSW Type of PWC: 2009 Yama ha FXHO not be logging and addresses concerns that VHF users may most number of voyages because they aren’t licensed. 1. I understand that you have undertaken the trips out of all the PWC users involved in the study. Where have “The current situation suggests the need for more user- you been going and what have you been doing ? friendly traini ng and a certification package that is relevant, ie O’Tarpey. the Hawksbury better and cheaper,” explained NMSC CEO Marg My wife Sue and I enjoy cruising and exploring with a group of friends on their skis, pullin g into one of the great r, VHF Marine An electronic version of the discussion pape and finding that establishments on the shore for coffee or lunch Radio Operator Qualification Arran gements – Non- on perfect quiet spot for a swim. Commercial (Recreational) Vessels is available ? http://www .acma.gov.au/WEB/STANDARD/pc=PC_311904 2. What made you decide to take up jet skiing or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. and taken delivery It’s only been 12 months and I’ve just upgraded 2009. , larger, stable, Submissions are required by 18 December of my new FXHO. The new Jet Skis are quiet versatile and very family friendly. Sue calls it my Mid Life Crisis but she is the first to jump at the helm if I’m too slow. It’s another Bureau of Meteorology Survey experience to comp liment our long time passion for the boating The Bureau of Meteorology currently broadcasts marine lifestyle. weather HF radio services for high seas and Australian to participate in 3. What safety issues do you think are partic ularly relevant to coastal areas. The Bureau is inviting boaters PWC riders? its HF weather services survey at www.bom.gov.au/marine/index.shtml s you can do on Riding a jet ski is one of the most exciting thing the water, but it can also be one of the most dangerous. First, sure you use the you must always wear an approved PFD. Make other boats, skiers, engine shut off lanyard. Be on the lookout for ially in choppy swimmers and debris. It can be difficult, espec water, to see swimmers and fallen skiers, so you and your keep a wide distance Win A Stormy passengers must be constantly vigilant and from boats and the shoreline. We alway s ride with at least one Inflatable and I’ve towed in a other Jet Ski for safety. I always take a rope when their motors have failed them. Win one of two stormy couple of boats before inflatable vests (AS1512 PFD 4. What do you think people should consider Type 1) valued at $315 . purch asing a PWC? the e you will use it, To go into the draw to win, email Think about how you will use the PWC and wher title of the prize, your name, address and cont act details to as some water ways have restrictions on PWCs and remember or send via mail to NMSC email@example.com PWCs are a daytime only vessel. by 11 December 2009. S volunteers only and one Conditions of Entry – Open to NBU competition. Exclusive Volunteer Offer entry is allowed per volunteer per thew Hayden Bats - Allen Competition Winners – Signed Mat Brent Menzies, Morphett Gowland, Strathmore Heights VIC, 20% off 406 MHz EPIRB Hire* Vale SA and Phil Cartwright, Woo nona NSW. The thirty-five den T-shirts. Quote Code: BUS2009 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org om.au runners-up received Matthew Hay to receive your discount or go to www.epirbhire.com.au y 2010 *Offer not valid from 22 December 2009 - 5 Januar How to contact us National Marine Safety Committee Level 5, 9-13 Young Street, Sydney PO Box R1871 Royal Exchange NSW 1225 Telephone: (02) 9247 2124 Facsimile: (02) 9247 5203 Email: email@example.com Website: www.nmsc.gov.au The NMSC aims to achieve nationally uniform marine safety practices and is made up of an independent Chair and the CEOs of Australia’s Commonwealth, State and Territory marine safety agencies.