National Safe Boating Week is an annual event coordinated by Australia New Zealand Safe Boating Education Group (ANZSBEG) members.
The aim of the #safeboating week is to increase safe practices and promote responsible boat ownership. This #safeboating week, members will be highlighting a different safety theme each day. Today’s theme is:
Safe boating means carrying the right safety equipment.
You’ll need different safety equipment depending on your vessel type and whether you’re operating in open or enclosed waters.
Accidents can happen. Minimise the consequences by being prepared and making sure you can survive until help arrives.
Have you considered what could go wrong on your vessel and what you would do in an emergency? Having the correct safety equipment is key to making sure you survive.
Your safety equipment must be in good condition. Check that your flares and lifejackets are in date and your EPIRB is registered with AMSA.
Head to the AMSA website for