Maritime Safer Boat Week
12-16th October 2018
Maritime NZ and the Safer Boating Forum would like to advise any recreational boat user to make they and their crafts are prepared for any trips they are going to make.
Follow the Safer Boating Code which covers the five most important things any boatie can do to reduce the odds of coming to grief on the water.
- Wear your lifejacket
- Take two waterproof ways to call for help
- Check the marine weather forecast or the mountain weather forecast if you are boating inland
- Avoid alcohol
- Be a responsible skipper
This code applies whether you are boating alone or with others.