Water police patrol

BOATIES BEWARE: Gladstone Water Police Sergeant Jeff Bernett, Constable Matt Habermann and Constable John Kernan.
BOATIES BEWARE: Gladstone Water Police Sergeant Jeff Bernett, Constable Matt Habermann and Constable John Kernan. Christopher Chan GLABOAT

GLADSTONE Water Police are warning recreational boat users to take particular caution in Gladstone Harbour over Easter.

Water police from across the state will target new regulations, which came into effect this year, as part of their Easter operations.

Gladstone police are urging extra caution due to heavy vessel traffic and recent changes to navigation channels and mooring buoys in the region.

Crews will be out in force performing RBT operations, enforcing marine regulations and doing safety equipment audits over the holiday period

State Water Police co-ordinator Inspector David Kolb said Easter was traditionally a popular time on the water.

Inspector Kolb said officers would be paying particular attention to new stowage requirements for safety equipment and new laws for personal water crafts.

"New laws which came into effect this year include personal water crafts, such as jet skis, maintaining a 30m distance from other moving vessels whenever they are travelling at more than 10 knots," he said.

Water police will be patrolling beaches, off the coast and inland areas such as dams and rivers.

Topics:  gladstone harbour patrol water police

Edging closer to $130m project

FUNDING: The Queensland Government just yesterday announced $2 million for a feasibility study into building Rockwood weir, as well as raising the Eden Bann weir.

A NEW Rookwood Weir could create local jobs

Dreamworld miracle: How two children managed to survive

TWO children watched their mother die in Dreamworld horror

Dreamworld: This tragedy won't stop us going back

"Dreamworld still has my support 10000% percent."

Local Partners

Liam Payne wants to wed Cheryl Fernandez-Versini

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Liam Payne

Liam Payne reportedly wants to marry Cheryl Fernandez-Versini

Bindi Irwin 'honoured' to make MAXIM HOT 100 list

Wildlife Warrior named among Australia's most beautiful women

Len Wiseman files for divorce from Kate Beckinsale

Kate Beckinsale

Len Wiseman has filed for divorce from Kate Beckinsale

First look at Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life series

Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel in a scene from the TV series Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.

NETFLIX drops first trailer for its revival of fan favourite.

Hugh Laurie will get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Hugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie is set to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

How Kristie blind-sided everyone to win Australian Survivor

Kristie Bennett wins Australian Survivor.

FAN favourite says she was underestimated by her competitors.

Bank reclaims Goondoon St complex plan, places on the market

Multi-million dollar development plan up for sale.

MULTI-MILLION plan for Goondoon St complex placed on the market.

Tough times in CBD: Woolies says goodbye Ipswich

Woolworths in the Ipswich Mall.Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times

The last day of trading will be January 1

Coles to pay new owner of Tannum servo $320K

UP FOR GRABS: Expressions of interest in Tannum's new service station, which will house the new Coles Express, closed this month.

INVESTORS bid for new Tannum service station under construction.

Look at me! Kath and Kim home up for sale

Kath and Kim from the iconic Aussie TV series.

'Crack open the Baileys and grab a box of BBQ Shapes'

How to fit 100,000 new homes on the Coast

Property, real estate, housing, suburb,  August 2016

Fitting 2m extra people in south-east Qld in 25 years a balance

Hinterland horse stud passed in for $8.25 million

UNREAL: This Maleny estate is incredible.

12-bedroom hinterland horse stud still available