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BOAT SAFETY BLITZ - OVER 300 VESSELS CHECKED

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Some river users have been warned, following an Easter boat safety blitz.

61 expiations were issued over the Easter break by marine safety on the River Murray, as well as the Yorke Peninsula.

Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) Marine Safety patrols inspected 329 vessels, issuing 61 expiations, 144 cautions for minor infringements, and 14 ‘stop launches’.

DPTI Manager for Maritime Safety Gordon Panton said the patrols were on high alert following a recent spike in complaints regarding boating behaviour on the River Murray

Mr Panton also said “The main focus of the patrols was on power boats and personal watercraft passing close to paddle craft, houseboats and small craft at high speed,”

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