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Boat Safety Tips

Posted on June 14, 2021

There’s nothing quite like spending the day on your boat with family and friends, whether on a pond or the Atlantic Ocean. So, we have compiled a list of top safety tips to follow to ensure you and your passengers stay safe this summer.

Before you operate a boat, you need to:
• Ensure that your boat is insured
• Obtain Proof of Competency – Obtain Proof of Competency
• Apply for a Pleasure Craft License

While operating a boat, you need to:
• Do not operate a boat while under the influence
• Ensure life jackets are correctly fitted and worn at all times
• Check local weather before setting sail
• Carry a throwable flotation device
• Carry Visual and sound signaling devices
• Ensure you have enough gas to get to your destination and back

For more information on boat safety and how to keep yourself and your passengers safe this summer, please visit https://tc.canada.ca/en/marine-transportation/marine-safety/office-boating-safety.

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