ACMA Media Release 38- 31 May 2012
The Australian Communications and Media Authority has produced two new
videos that provide recreational boaters with up to date information about
using VHF marine radios.
video shows recreational boaters the importance of operating VHF marine
radio correctly. It includes a re-enactment of an actual rescue by the NSW
Office of Boating Safety and Maritime Affairs and Marine Rescue NSW.
second video, produced in collaboration with the Bureau of Meteorology, is
about how and why boaters should always check the weather on their VHF marine
radio before setting sail and while at sea.
Both are lively and engaging, shot in and around Sydney Harbour, and will
appeal to both individual boaters and marine-related organisations. They are
part of a wider ACMA communications campaign to inform recreational boaters
about the correct use of VHF marine radio.
The ACMA has also produced stickers
reminding boaters of the purpose of each VHF channel and information cards
which reinforce the importance of calling on Channel 16 and then switching to a
working channel. The information card also reminds boaters to always listen on
Channel 16 when not using the radio.
More information about VHF marine radio, including links to other organisations such as
the Bureau of Meteorology, is available from the ACMA website.
For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact: Blake
Murdoch on (02) 9334 7817, 0411 504 687 or email@example.com.