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Boating Rules updated by NSW Matime

Batemans Bay Boaters Association advise:

Boating Rules updated by NSW Maritime

Photo: Batemans Bay Boaters Association All recreational boating is permitted, however, the skipper must still ensure there is four square metres of space for each person on board. That may include the fore-deck of a vessel but do not sit there if you are underway and it is not authorised. People should still only boat locally and always remember to practice good safe seamanship. So no towing your vessel to the South Coast to chase the fish – stay local. When onshore, do not gather with more than 10 people unless with members of the same household – they cant be overnight guests. This applies in any public place, such as a wharf or launching ramp. In the Eurobodalla you may only flush your engine but not wash your vessel down until you get home and do so between 4:00 pm to 10:00 am (over night!) on a grass area using buckets and a final rinse with a trigger-nozzle hose. If you are in the Bega and Bermagui area you have always been allowed to wash you vessel down on the local grass area. Council actually managed the boat ramps for Crown Lands except the Hanging Rock ramp water area that falls into the Batemans Bay Marina lease area. So check these sources if you have a concern. NSW Maritime calls for people to dob in any boater that is doing the wrong thing. The Association does not support this call to action and will not be advertising the phone line. https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/maritime/covid-19-update.html

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