Boat owners should be wary of the debris washing down the Mary River.
Boat owners should be wary of the debris washing down the Mary River. Brendan Bufi

Boaties warned about debris, hidden dangers

BOATIES keen to get their motors ticking over and back on the water should keep their eye out for submerged objects.

With the Mary River likely to burst its banks, rubbish and foliage may be floating inconspicuously down the Mary River.

Volunteer Marine Rescue Hervey Bay commodore Kevin Heitmann told the Chronicle boaties should be aware of those objects.

"We'll be seeing some rubbish come down the river," he said.

"It'll take a while to get rid of them."

Mr Heitmann said skippers and crew should remain cautious.

"There will be objects in the water," he said.

"Keep a good eye out for submerged logs and things."

The clarity and quality of water in the Sandy Strait is likely to be lower after strong waves stirred up the sea.

After the 2013 floods, debris, including a 30kg wharf railing, littered the region's waterways.

 

 



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