NSW Roads and Maritime Services has issued an alert following a Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) warning about dangerous surf conditions from Batemans Bay to Tweed Heads from for today (Wednesday).
Skippers and owners of small craft should be on high alert and to check the conditions before considering crossing a coastal bar or heading offshore. Dangerous surf conditions can easily translate into dangerous conditions for rock fishing and for vessels crossing coastal bars.
Strong winds can also mean dangerous conditions for vessels on moorings which have been poorly maintained.
Every skipper is responsible for the safety of their vessel and all on board. RMS advises skippers to:
Official forecast: www.bom.gov.au/nsw
Live vision of bar crossings: www.maritime.nsw.gov.au/webcams/web-cam.html
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