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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 competitions@nmsc.gov.au                       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 mrowp@acma.gov.au.
                                                       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
                                                                                            competitions@nmsc.gov.au
    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: info@epirbhire.c
                                                  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: secretariat@nmsc.gov.au 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.

				
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