Big seas warning for boaties

BOATIES have been warned of dangerous surf conditions for the area between Coffs Harbour and Ulladulla today.

Roads and Maritime Services said dangerous surf conditions were forecast and advised skippers to be on high alert and to check the conditions before considering crossing a coastal bar or heading offshore.

A spokesman said dangerous surf conditions could translate easily into dangerous conditions for rock fishing and for vessels crossing coastal bars.

"Every skipper is responsible for the safety of their vessel and all on board, and Roads and Maritime Services advises skippers to: check the official weather before and during boating; ensure the boat and its equipment is suitable for the conditions; log  on/ off with a marine rescue radio base for every trip offshore; and wear a lifejacket."

Offshore boating safety at www.maritime.nsw.gov.au/campaigns/offshore.html 



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