New Zealand Date/Time:
Thu, May 25, 2017, 1:24:16 AM
BOATING SAFETY CODE

The Boating Safety Code


Before you go boating on our seas, lakes and rivers, get familiar with New Zealand’s Boating Safety Code, no matter what kind of boat you use.

1. Life Jackets
Take them - wear them.
Boats, especially ones under 6m in length, can sink very quickly. Wearing a life jacket increases your survival time in the water. Here's how..

 2.  Communications
Take two seperate waterproof ways of communicating so we can help you if you get into diffculties. Here's how…

  3. Marine Weather

New Zealand's weather can be highly unpredictable. Check the local marine weather forecast before you go and expect both weather and sea state changes. Here's how...

 4. Avoid Alcohol
Safe boating and alcohol do not mix. Things can change quickly on the water. You need to stay alert and aware. 

 5. Skipper Responsibility
The skipper is responsible for the safety of everyone on board and for the safe operation of the boat. Stay within the limits of your vessel and your experience. Here's how...

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View clips on our recreational boating YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/user/boatsafetyinnz

 


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