Use this checklist to keep you, your family and friends safe this season.
The tragic accident which took place in the Camel Estuary in Cornwalllast May provides a salutary reminder to us all of the need to thinksafety.
In this incident the family of six were ejectedfrom their RIB during a high-speed turn and subsequently run over bytheir own boat. Two people were killed and three others injured, two ofthem seriously.
What should have been a fun, rewarding and enjoyable day out ended intragic circumstances and inconsolable grief for family, friends andloved ones.
The MAIB report of itsinvestigation goes into detail about the contributing factors relatingto this incident however there are simple steps you can take every timeyou go out on the water that will help keep you, your family and friendssafe this season.
This list is by no means exhaustive and does not substitute therequirement for practical training and on-board familiarisation.
It’salways a good idea to read the boat’s manual prior to going on thewater in order to understand fully the way the boat handles under speed,the seating arrangements and other practical considerations.