Boating is a popular recreational activity during the summer months.
Besides having fun it is important to observe certain precautions to ensure a safe boating experience. Firstly, have your watercraft examined by a coast guard. Before boarding the boat ensure that your life jackets are secured. Children must wear life jackets at all times.
Never board the boat under the influence of alcohol. Not only is it illegal, it also increases the risk of accidents. It pays to be prepared for any unexpected circumstances. Always ride on a boat operated by a trained operator.
Things that you must carry to tide over emergencies : at least one flotation device (PFD), a sound producing device, registration stickers, visible distress signals and fire extinguishers.