Refueling

  Refueling RE=FUELING – Just before heading out the operator of the pleasure craft should fuel up. The following procedures should be used to fuel; dock the craft; ensure all persons not involved in the fueling are ashore; do not smoke in the fueling area; shut down all engines; extinguish all open flames; switch off…

Man Overboard

  Man Overboard The four basic things to remember when a person goes overboard are; SHOUT very clearly MAN OVERBOARD so that everyone on board is aware of the emergency. THROW a life buoy, throwing line, cushion or anything else to hand, which will help the person in the water to float, and mark their…

Safety Radio

  Safety Radio VHF Radio Equipment is required by all vessels proceeding to seaward of: Narrows Channel South Channel Western (Hogfish) Small Boat Channel The Outer Reef between Pompano Beacon and Spit Buoy. The VHF radio operates on a ‘line of sight’ principle, offering group protection by allowing many boats in the area to listen…

Diving

  Underwater Bermuda has many WRECKS & Marine areas, which provide great opportunities for snorkeling and scuba diving.  Experiencing the underwater environment is fun, but there are a few safety tips which make it safer for everyone. Learn to dive from a professional instructor, and if you haven’t dived for a while, take a refresher…

Rock Fishing

  Rock Fishing Rock Fishing is one of, if not, the most popular recreational pastimes in Bermuda. Each fishing trip differs in location and conditions, presenting various hazards on each occasion. Do not be complacent, most accidents happen when you least expect them. They are often the result of ignoring local advice and taking needless…