What to do in an emergency
Most emergencies on the water can be avoided by good seamanship. However, they can happen on even the best maintained vessels so you need to be equipped to handle them.
- Always dial 000 in an emergency
- If an incident has occurred but you are not in immediate danger, report it to Victoria Police on 1800 135 729
Finally, you need to be aware of your legal responsibilities in terms of reporting marine incidents and accidents.
Reviewing and practising emergency procedures should be part of your boating habits.