Tips for safe boating

The 10 basic rules of boating safety

1. Carry adequate safety equipment.

2. Carry approved and suitable personal floatation devices (lifejackets).

3. Tell someone where you are going.

4. Know the rules and regulations.

5. Watch the weather.

6. Carry sufficient fuel and water

7. Guard against fire (ensure that there is no fuel in the bilge and that fuel lines are not leaking).

8. Ensure that your engine will be reliable (service it regularly).

9. Do not overload your boat (gear or people).

10. Do not mix alcohol or drugs and boating.