order to avoid accidents at see you must familiarise yourself
with the safety-at-sea guidelines before you set out in a boat.
yourself with the boat, make sure you know how many people or
total weight it is capable of carrying.
Remember that in small boats it is important to keep the
centre of gravity low and to avoid standing up. Prepare in
advance for potential unexpected incidents.
BRING ALL REQUIRED EQUIPMENT
hook – makes it easier to get the fish into the boat, anchor
– rope and safety-line.
Check that the bale out pump is in function.
GPS/map and compass – learn how to use this equipment.
First aid equipment – in the event of injuries.
SHOW RESPECT FOR THE WEATHER AND SEA CONDITIONS
the weather reports before setting out in a boat and get
information about local conditions that affect currents and
COMPLY WITH THE SAFETY-AT-SEA RULES
safety-at-sea rules regulate traffic at sea. According to these
rules you must give way to boats approaching from starboard
(right) and to boats you catch up with.
Motorboats must give way to sail boats. Leisure boats must give
way to commercial/working boats.
If you are within 50 meters of land your speed must not exceed 5
knots. Comply with local speed limits. Boats with out lanterns
are not meant for use in the darkness.
Anyone born after 1/1/1980 must have a boat driving licence to
operate a boat bigger than 8 meters or with an engine bigger
USE A LIFE JACKET OR BOAT SUIT
low states that everyone on board must wear a life jacket; be
particularly cautious with equipment for children. Stay with the
boat if the boat capsized, or men over board – call for help.
ENSURE THAT YOU ARE RESTED AND SOBER
alcohol limit is 0,08% while on board a boat. If you are rested
and alert you will handle any unforeseen incident better.
where you are going and how long you expect to stay.
We are all responsible for each other’s safety, welfare and
Rønsholmen Brygger, Norway