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17 Jan 2019

First Aid Kits and Training

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At least once per year, you should take the time to ensure that your first aid kit is up to date and more importantly, relevant to your type of operation. Ensure that you have the correct Scale Kit and that the items in there are…

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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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19 Mar 2018

Recent AMSA Updates

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Transitional arrangements for existing vessels. In January 2018 AMSA updated some safety equipment requirements for existing vessels that you should be aware of. In most cases you will have 4 and 5 years to have the updated safety equipment, however some items will take immediate…

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