Severe Weather Alert - WA, QLD & NT

21/03/2019
As we monitor the path of two Tropical Cyclones, one being Cyclone Trevor in QLD/NT and the other Cyclone Veronica in WA, our thoughts are with our members in affected areas. Your safety is first priority, and we encourage you to stay in touch with local authorities and heed all safety warnings and instructions.

Tropical Cyclone Trevor is expected to intensify and move slowly in a southwest direction across the Gulf of Carpentaria over the next couple of days.

Tropical Cyclone Veronica is also moving slowly in an easterly direction expected to cross the coast between Pardoo and Mardie and intensifying over the next few days.

Abnormally high tides, dangerous surf, heightened sea state and strengthening winds are expected along the coasts in both areas.

Conditions can change quickly and we recommend you keep up to date on the latest forecast for your area on the Bureau of Meteorology’s website.

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you of some of the things you can do to help you prepare your boat for turbulent weather conditions.

If you have time and it is safe, please take necessary precautions including, but not limited to, the following:

Trailerboats

  • High winds will damage covers and clears - remove them.
  • Remove bungs and debris in boats to allow water to drain.
  • Remove any unsecured property from in and around the boat.
  • Remove all electronics if possible.
  • Do not leave your boat under trees which are likely to damage the boat.
  • Move boats away from power lines.
  • Move trailer boats away from water, in case of storm surge and flooding rivers.

Moored boats
  • High winds will damage covers and clears - remove them.
  • Remove any unsecured property from in and around the boat.
  • Remove all electronics if possible.
  • Remove all sails above deck from mast/boom/furlers.
  • Double the mooring or anchor lines with chafe provisions over rollers and around leads where possible. Attach lines to different hard points as this will allow redundancy should a particular hard point fail.
  • Abnormally high tides can cause your boat to rise higher in the water than it otherwise would – ensure that the ropes are long enough to account for this change in tide.
  • If you have extra fenders, use them all.

For a detailed checklist on how to prepare for a severe weather event click here.

Once the danger passes, if you find your vessel has sustained damage we are available to help. To support members, Club Marine has:

  • Assessors standing by ready to respond as soon as we can access affected areas
  • Senior Claims staff on standby to travel into affected areas to expedite claims settlements
  • All claims staff ready to take calls, including staff dedicated to managing Cyclone claims

Should you need to make a claim, or require assistance with a damaged vessel, please contact Club Marine:


Stay safe, and don’t hesitate to contact Club Marine if we can help.


This is general information only, about some of the precautions that you can take. Club Marine makes no representation or warranty of the completeness of information provided, and notes that loss or damage could still occur when taking the listed precautions.


Severe Weather Alert