Our key safety messages are based on common factors contributing to deaths in recreational boating.
Make sure you cover the basics of safety before you head out
Be prepared for an emergency
Your situation can change without warning
An accident can happen to anyone and at any time - no matter how experienced you are or how safe your boat is.
Keeping safe out on the water
Safer Boating Guide
This booklet gives you essential information for an enjoyable and safe time on the water.
Coastguard offers a range of courses for kayakers, skippers, radio operators and more.
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