22 November 2019
Maritime Safety Victoria (MSV) is encouraging boaters and paddlers to know the weather before and during a trip, with the launch of a new website and app.
The campaign ‘Know the weather – Get Boating Vic’ comes after research revealed that many boaters and paddlers only check the weather before heading out. Insights from MSV’s 2018/19 campaign evaluation showed that 50 per cent of boaters and 85 per cent of paddlers don’t check the weather again during their trip.
To support boaters and paddlers to better prepare and stay abreast of changing weather conditions, MSV has recently released Boating Vic, a website and mobile app.
Boating Vic provides targeted information relating to more than 400 boat ramps and launching locations across Victoria. The app includes ramp and carpark vision (live at selected locations), along with localised information such as marine weather forecasts, warnings, notifications, facility information and safety advice from a range of agencies.