Saturday, December 7, 2019

Canada Safe Boating Guide


"Click" here for Safe Boating Guide

Visit the Transport Canada website for the Safe Boating Guide

Topics include:


GETTING STARTED

  • CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS
  • LICENSING AND REGISTRATION
  • BOATING SAFETY KNOWLEDGE
  • SAFETY EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

BEFORE YOU GO

  • INSPECT YOUR BOAT
  • MONITOR THE WEATHER
  • MAKE AND FILE A SAIL PLAN
  • CARRY AND USE OFFICIAL NAUTICAL CHARTS AND PUBLICATIONS
  • PLAN TO AVOID LOCAL HAZARDS
  • FUEL SAFELY
  • BE AWARE OF CARBON MONOXIDE DANGERS
  • REDUCE THE RISKS OF EXPLOSION
  • LOAD YOUR BOAT PROPERLY
  • HAVE A PLEASURE CRAFT COURTESY CHECK

ON THE WATER

  • KNOW THE RULES OF THE ROAD AND SAFETY ON THE WATER
  • HELP ENSURE SMALL VESSEL AND FACILITY SECURITY
  • RESPECT AND PROTECT CANADA’S WATERWAYS
  • KNOW THE RESTRICTIONS THAT APPLY
  • BE READY TO COMPLY

IN AN EMERGENCY

  • COMMUNICATE EFFICIENTLY
  • BE PREPARED TO REACT TO AN EMERGENCY

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