Airbnb a boat: Maritime Safety Authority considers relaxing restrictions on short-term accommodation

Airbnb a boat: Maritime Safety Authority considers relaxing restrictions on short-term accommodation

Posted May 15, 2018 06:39:31 Photo: Col Dann and Marj Sullivan occasionally rent out the spare bedroom of their boat via Airbnb. (ABC Tropical North: Sophie Meixner) It could soon be easier to rent out a boat berthed in a marina as short-term accommodation under a draft exemption that could …

Troubled waters as Kimberley cruise boat passengers left thousands of dollars out of pocket

Troubled waters as Kimberley cruise boat passengers left thousands of dollars out of pocket

Posted May 13, 2018 06:04:34 Photo: The RV Oceanic was suspended from sailing after being damaged on rocks in April. (ABC News: Erin Parke) Dozens of interstate visitors are demanding compensation after a trouble-plagued cruise boat was suspended from sailing, and trips were cancelled with minimal notice. The travellers had …

Crewman still missing from charter boat off central Queensland

Crewman still missing from charter boat off central Queensland

Updated May 07, 2018 08:26:23 Photo: The Night Crossing had 17 passengers and four crew on board at the time. (Facebook: Night Crossing Luxury Charter Boat) Related Story: Fishing boat crewman missing in ‘massive search area’ off central Queensland There is still no sign of a crewman who went missing …

Malaysian police stop boat carrying 131 Sri Lankans to Australia and New Zealand | Australia news

Malaysian police have intercepted a tanker with 131 Sri Lankans believed bound for Australia and New Zealand, destroying an alleged human smuggling ring that has been operating for over a year. Authorities halted the modified tanker on Tuesday off the coast of southern Johor state, national police chief Mohamad Fuzi …

Crewman missing from fishing boat off central Queensland

Crewman missing from fishing boat off central Queensland

Posted May 06, 2018 13:46:13 Two planes are scouring the seas off central Queensland for a crew member missing from a charter fishing boat. An Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Challenger jet and an Australian Border Force aircraft are searching for the man, believed to be aged in his 30s. …

Boat deaths from CO2 poisoning ‘entirely avoidable’ if detector was fitted, says coroner

Boat deaths from CO2 poisoning ‘entirely avoidable’ if detector was fitted, says coroner

Posted April 26, 2018 16:00:31 The deaths of two men from carbon monoxide poisoning on a boat moored in Hobart were “tragic and completely avoidable accidents”, coroner Simon Cooper says. A friend discovered the bodies of Gregory John Burling, 58, of Newnham, and Brian Owen Daley, 56, of Mowbray on …

Man dies, pair in hospital after boat capsizes at Cronulla

Man dies, pair in hospital after boat capsizes at Cronulla

Updated April 25, 2018 14:06:22 Video: One man dead and two hospitalised after boat capsizes (ABC News) A man aged in his 40s has died and two people have been hospitalised after a boat capsized south of Sydney this morning. About 9:40am emergency services were called to Bate Bay, at …

Search for man and boy missing in inflatable boat near Ningaloo Reef off WA’s Kimberley coast

Search for man and boy missing in inflatable boat near Ningaloo Reef off WA’s Kimberley coast

Updated April 25, 2018 09:46:13 Photo: A map of Ningaloo station, where the teens went missing. (Supplied: Google Maps) A major search and rescue operation is underway for a boy and a man missing off Western Australia’s Kimberley coast near Ningaloo Station. Rescue crews are trying to find the pair, …

Police investigate $700k boat fires that spewed out toxic smoke on Hobart’s eastern shore

Police investigate $700k boat fires that spewed out toxic smoke on Hobart’s eastern shore

Updated April 07, 2018 17:19:35 Photo: The bow of one of the burnt boats is all that remains above water. (ABC News: Edith Bevin) Fires that destroyed two motor cruisers and damaged two other yachts on Hobart’s eastern shore have left a damage bill of about $700,000. Emergency services attended …

Boat airlifted from sandbank after fisherman spends two nights stranded

Boat airlifted from sandbank after fisherman spends two nights stranded

Updated April 06, 2018 16:20:29 Video: A boat is airlifted from a sandbank by helicopter (ABC News) Do you think you could survive a few nights on a deserted island? What about a Northern Territory sandbank notoriously home to saltwater crocodiles? Fisherman Alan Jones did. He earned himself an unexpected …