Boats – Marine

Recreational boating, both inshore and offshore, is one of the most popular pastimes. Remember, whether you have a yacht, a powerboat or a tinnie, the skipper is responsible for the safety of the vessel and everyone on board. Boat Registration

Safety Equipment Check List

  1. Anchor,
  2. Rope & Chain
  3. Bailing Bucket/Bilge Pump
  4. Life Jackets
  5. Fire Extinguisher
  6. Oars/Auxiliary Propulsion
  7. Distress Flares
  8. Marine Radio
  9. Heaving Line
  10. Life Buoy
  11. EPIRB- Emergency Location Transmitter
  12. First Aid Kit
  13. Compass Map / Chart
  14. Sound Signal (Horn, Whistle, Bell)
  15. Drinking Water
  16. Water Proof Floating Torch
  17. V Sheet
  18. Kill Switch
  19. Lanyard
  20. Tool Kit

Boating- Before you head out on the water consider these simple tips to assist in trouble free boating:

Check that your boat is in good condition.

Check that you have all the required safety equipment on board.

Make sure you have local boating maps for the waterways you will be using.

Report your trip. Let someone know where you are going, how many people are on board and when you intend to return.

Make sure you and your crew know how to handle the boat, especially on the waterway that you’re using.

Check the weather before you go out. Register for the Maritime Alert system that is based on official weather data.

Make sure you have sufficient water and fuel for the duration of the trip.

Go easy on the drink. Waves, wind and weather multiply the effects of alcohol. Far too many boating fatalities involve alcohol.