Rough ride for Bermagui charter boat: Gallery & Video

A CHARTER boat entering Bermagui harbour on Monday morning was violently tossed around by huge swells brought on by ex-tropical cyclone Oswald.

The large fishing vessel was caught by a wave rolling onto its side before it righting itself and powering into the harbour.

It did lose its inflatable life raft canister from its roof, which washed up on the beach just north of the harbour mouth.

Two smaller trailer boats also went out on Monday morning but were able to negotiate the harbour entrance safely, although one came very close to a group of surfers floating at the entrance of the harbour.

The large crowd that had gathered on the Bermagui headland to watch the large swells and surfers watched in horror as the large fishing charter was hit by the wave.

Fishing in the Bermagui Bluewater Classic was cancelled on Sunday and Monday due to the treacherous seas.

The Bermagui harbour crossing is normally quite safe and unlike the Narooma entrance is not classified as a bar crossing and so life jackets are not required.

ROUGH SEAS: Still photos of the charter boat that nearly capsizes coming into Bermagui Harbour on Monday.

ROUGH SEAS: Still photos of the charter boat that nearly capsizes coming into Bermagui Harbour on Monday.

ROUGH SEAS: Still photos of the charter boat that nearly capsizes coming into Bermagui Harbour on Monday.

ROUGH SEAS: Still photos of the charter boat that nearly capsizes coming into Bermagui Harbour on Monday.

ROUGH SEAS: Still photos of the charter boat that nearly capsizes coming into Bermagui Harbour on Monday.

ROUGH SEAS: Still photos of the charter boat that nearly capsizes coming into Bermagui Harbour on Monday.

ROUGH SEAS: Still photos of the charter boat that nearly capsizes coming into Bermagui Harbour on Monday.

ROUGH SEAS: Still photos of the charter boat that nearly capsizes coming into Bermagui Harbour on Monday.

SWELL NEGOTIATOR: A trailer boat negotiates its way into Bermagui harbour on Monday, just a short time before the charter boat incident.

SWELL NEGOTIATOR: A trailer boat negotiates its way into Bermagui harbour on Monday, just a short time before the charter boat incident.

SWELL NEGOTIATOR: A trailer boat negotiates its way into Bermagui harbour on Monday, just a short time before the charter boat incident.

SWELL NEGOTIATOR: A trailer boat negotiates its way into Bermagui harbour on Monday, just a short time before the charter boat incident.

SWELL NEGOTIATOR: A trailer boat negotiates its way into Bermagui harbour on Monday, just a short time before the charter boat incident.

SWELL NEGOTIATOR: A trailer boat negotiates its way into Bermagui harbour on Monday, just a short time before the charter boat incident.

SWELL NEGOTIATOR: A trailer boat negotiates its way into Bermagui harbour on Monday, just a short time before the charter boat incident.

SWELL NEGOTIATOR: A trailer boat negotiates its way into Bermagui harbour on Monday, just a short time before the charter boat incident.

SWELL NEGOTIATOR: A trailer boat negotiates its way into Bermagui harbour on Monday, just a short time before the charter boat incident.

SWELL NEGOTIATOR: A trailer boat negotiates its way into Bermagui harbour on Monday, just a short time before the charter boat incident.

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