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Code of Conduct Brisbane River.


rayke1938

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A few impractical rules there.

"Crews should cross the river in a straight line perpendicular to the bank."

"If visibility is down to less than 1000 metres prior to departure, passive craft should not go on the water."

Rules out a fair few winter mornings for training.

Joel ;)

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obone wrote:

A few impractical rules there.

"If visibility is down to less than 1000 metres prior to departure, passive craft should not go on the water."

Rules out a fair few winter mornings for training.

yep seems so,but...have you ever been out on a river on one of those brass monkey mornings,and for some unknown reason,casually gaze over your shoulder to look out to where the channel is,and a huuuge silently moving bow appears out of the grey/white fog a couple of hundred metres away,even though your safely positioned and anchored,the skid marks in the jocks can take some scrubbing out.

So yea, for those who like to drift or hang around the main channels its worth thinking about,because the fog will drift,or close in, and those big boys don`t have air brakes.

Gad

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without change safety wouldn't be where it is today , rowing boats would go training in low light or low visibilty without even a light on the craft . after collisions with these boats and comercial vessels regulations changed for all river users but if anyone wants to risk themselves going out in poor conditions they not only risk there own lives but others on the river . in this situation the sorry soul who operates comercial vessel that doesn't have much choice to stop there service and cleans up a recreational boat will most likely lose thier job and will weigh heavily on them for the rest of thier lives . i hope this code is a good tool for educating the public on the dangers with river users and is not ignored

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