Safe operation

Boating is meant to be enjoyable and no one wants their trip spoilt by incidents or accidents.

The information in this section is provided to help keep you and your passengers safe when you are out on the water and ensure the safety of those around you.

The first step is to understand your safety duties.

Boat handling

You must know how to safely handle your vessel in all situations.

This includes:

Buoyage and navigation

Our buoyage and navigation section includes:

Operating rules

You must understand the operating rules, such as:

You must also know what to do in an emergency.

Penalties exist for vessel operators who do not follow the rules. See our regulatory tools.

Boat crossing a sand bar

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