The theme for Maritime NZ's Safer Boating Week 2016 continues to be “Prep, Check, Know”. That is, prep your boat, check your gear, and know the rules before you go boating.
Check your gear
- Make sure your lifejackets are still fit for purpose
- Make sure you have enough lifejackets for all on board
- Service any inflatable lifejackets
- Ensure you have two reliable forms of communication equipment.