Have you got the right lifejackets for your vessel in the voyage that you are on? Are you required to have an Australian Builder’ s Plate? Are your flares in date? Are you required to have an emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB)? Can you have a beer whilst fishing when you’re the skipper? Does your boat have positive flotation?
The recreational boat skipper is subject to a range of legal obligations, and the water police and the Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol (QBFP) actively police these requirements out on the water. If you receive a marine infringement notice (MIN) or a summons for offences against Marine safety legislation, then Pacific Maritime Lawyers are ideally placed to assist you.
We have extensive experience in assisting recreational boat skippers with their legal compliance obligations, and can negotiate and advocate for a superior outcome. So if you have fallen foul of the enforcement agencies whilst boating, please Contact us to arrange a consultation.