Fishing trawler sinks off Gladstone.

Two fisherman have been rescued off Gladstone after their fishing boat sank on Saturday night. The Bundaberg-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter located the two men, stranded at sea in a life raft, around 4am on Sunday after they activated a safety beacon. Rescue Aircrew Officer Chris Jowsey says the fishermen had flares and a beacon, […]

Even the experienced can make a mistake.

DEE CAFFARI’S HONEST ACCOUNT OF A FRIGHTENING MAN OVERBOARD INCIDENT From I am, as a professional sailor, a strong advocate for safety at sea and I know when I join teams, we talk through the worst-case scenarios, procedures and actions. We identify locations of safety equipment and talk about the rules for the yacht […]

Spinlock Deckvest Vito with Harness Release System

Deckvest VITO is the latest Spinlock inflatable lifejacket harness technology, based on our design work for the Volvo Ocean Race. All teams were equipped with the same inflatable lifejacket harness developed in collaboration with a core group of Volvo offshore sailors. Fundamental to the new design was a lifejacket that crews actually wanted to wear more frequently, […]

Railblazer C-Tug Dinghy Wheels

Rugged – Lightweight – Easily Removable. C-TUG Dinghy Wheels are a lightweight and rugged option for transporting your dinghy up the beach, or down the boat ramp, avoiding having to carry the heavy load. Ideally suited for inflatable boat tenders or small lightweight aluminium boats. What You Get 10 inch puncture free wheels Lightweight 4kg […]

Zodiac liferaft training

Coastguard liferaft training A recent staff training day held by Australian Volunteer Coastguard Redland Bay. The Zodiac training liferaft is the same model stowed in the white containers which can be seen on the stern canopy. We have just completed the service of the two liferafts and fourteen lifejackets for the vessel CG7. As usual […]

All new Jon Buoy Dan Buoy for 2019

Ocean Safety’s Jonbuoy man overboard recovery danbuoy and horseshoe range has long been a top seller for leisure sailors and boaters from coastal sailing to round the world yacht racing.  Now, for 2019, the compact casing that houses the four Jonbuoy options has been completely transformed to a new streamlined design. Jon Bouy Dan Buoy […]