THE KEPPEL Islands are proving to be a popular destination today with a steady stream of boats heading out this morning.

Coast Guard spokesman, Gordon Fry said the conditions are a reasonable 10-15 knots with a few showers around, but expected to improve tomorrow.

One vessel has already reported engine trouble with the Coast Guard on its way to tow the boat back to safety.

"The seas are reasonable but with a number of persistent showers this morning and another one brewing," Mr Fry said.

"The carpark was about 60% full at 6am and about 85% full now (11.30am).

"A lot of people are planning to stay overnight on the islands and we will be on duty all weekend."

He urged boaties to stay safe, not drink while in charge of a vessel and make sure all safety gear is up-to-date and working.



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