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Maintenance warning over life jackets

BOAT users have been warned about the dangers of poorly maintained life jackets after authorities found serious deficiencies in the quality of inflatables during random checks. Marine and Safety Tasmania manager for recreational boating Peter Hopkins said officers had seen poor quality jackets in waterways around the state during the past few weeks. Mr Hopkins said of the 19 life jackets checked on the Tasman Peninsula during the opening of the eastern region rock lobster season last month, 12 were […]