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Cold snap forecast for the weekend, boaters use caution    
Fri, 19 Jul 2013

Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) is reminding boaters to be extra vigilant in checking weather forecasts before and during boating with a dramatic cold snap forecast by the Bureau of Meteorology this weekend.

RMS Maritime Director Michael Wright said a weekend cold snap in NSW and the ACT was likely to result in plummeting temperatures and strong, gusty winds. These conditions are expected to replace the unseasonably warm conditions experienced in the past couple of days.

'Those taking part in outdoor activities such as boating should take extra care and ensure they are adequately prepared for the conditions,' Mr Wright said.

'Hypothermia is a real risk for cold weather boating activities.

'In winter months those fishing are advised not to wear waders as these can fill up with water if you fall in.

'Skippers and owners of small craft should be on high alert and check the conditions before considering crossing a coastal bar or heading offshore.

'Strong winds can also cause dangerous conditions for vessels on moorings which have been poorly maintained.

'Rock fishers should also check weather forecasts before heading out to decide whether it is safe to fish near dangerous surf.

'Every skipper is responsible for the safety of their vessel and all on board,' Mr Wright said.

RMS advises skippers to:

• Check the official weather forecast before and during boating
• Ensure the boat and its equipment are suitable for the conditions
• Log on/off with a Marine Rescue NSW marine radio base for every trip offshore
• Wear a lifejacket.

by Roads and Maritime Services

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