Wearing life jackets while at sea will definitely increase your survival time in the water. More importantly smaller boats can sink real quickly, leaving life jacket your buddy.
The boat captain is responsible for the safety of everyone on board and for the safe operation of the boat. He has to carry number of passengers as per boat design and with due regard to weather
Take two separate waterproof ways of communicating so we can help you if you get into difficulties. You should not expect good mobile phone coverage in remote areas. For emergency communications a marine VHF radio is recommended. Use channel 16 for emergencies.
Check the local marine weather forecast before you go and expect both weather and sea state changes.
Make sure your boat is properly and regularly maintained, registered and has the right safety gear on board and if it has a motor, that it has sufficient fuel.
A little attention can save precious lives. Boat Captains and owners are responsible to carry essential first aid and fire fighting kits when proceeding to sea or even plying in harbor.
In an emergency, dial 1331
Operations Room / MRCC
Tel: : +92-21-99214624
Fax : +92-21-99214625
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
If you're on the water and have a VHF radio, call Channel 16, the international channel for maritime distress, and issue a Mayday call:
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