In a boating emergency

Radio for help on

Channel 16 on VHF 
(distress and calling channel)

Channel 88 (27.880 MHz) 
on a 27 MHz radio

Call MRNSW on

9450 2468

Or call

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News & Media

  • September 21, 2015

Roads and Maritime Services advises boaters and rock fisherman to take care with dangerous surf conditions predicted along the south coast tomorrow.

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a gale warning to alert skippers on the Sydney, Illawarra, Batemans and Eden coasts significant wave heights are expected to develop as a cold front brings a southerly change to the NSW coast.

Skippers should be on high alert and check the conditions before considering crossing a coastal bar or heading offshore and monitor wave heights offshore which may be larger.

Strong winds can also cause dangerous conditions for vessels on moorings.

Every skipper is responsible for the safety of their vessel and all on board. Roads and Maritime advises skippers to:

•           Check the official weather forecast before and during boating

•           Ensure the boat and its equipment is suitable for the conditions

•           Log on/off with a Marine Rescue NSW marine radio base for every trip offshore

•           Wear a lifejacket.

For more information on lifejacket safety visit and for forecast conditions visit

Boating safety information is available at

Live vision of bar crossings is available at:


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