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2 May 2018

Is this boat built to survey?

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This is a common question used in commercial vessel parlance and can pose problems for a prospective buyer or seller. The better question to ask is: “Does the boat have a current Certificate of Survey (COS)?” or for a new build, “Will the boat have…

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23 Apr 2018

Why wear a lifejacket?

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Most drownings in boating accidents involve craft under 6 metres. All passengers on board boats under 6 metres should wear a lifejacket, unless the skipper has assessed this is not necessary, due to the low risk at the time (but we recommend that non-swimmers and…

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16 Apr 2018

Fires on board your vessel

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Any fire on board a vessel is a very serious situation. Unless the fire can be quickly put out, there is a risk of it spreading and gaining momentum to very fast becoming a frightening threat to the vessel and the lives of those on…

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9 Apr 2018

EPIRBs and PLBs

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EPIRBs and PLBs An Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon or EPIRB is used to alert search and rescue services in the event of an emergency. It does this by transmitting a coded message on the 406 MHz distress frequency via satellite and earth stations to…

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