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Prepare to survive: Know the five

by Maritime Safety Victoria 8 Dec 2018 18:18 UTC
Prepare to survive: Know the five © Maritime Safety Victoria

Maritime Safety Victoria (MSV) has launched a new boating safety campaign - 'Prepare to survive: Know the five'.

The campaign encourages people heading out on the water to prepare - because ending up in Victorian waters, which remain cool year-round, is one of the greatest risks to the safety of boaters and paddlers.

It happens to the best of us. And often for reasons out of our control.

Preparing to survive is a skill

Preparing to survive is part of mastering your control of your vessel, and your knowledge of the environment.

Maritime Safety Victoria experts advise that there are five fundamental steps to help ensure your survival.

Prepare to survive: Know the five

  • Know the weather
  • Practise getting back on
  • Carry a distress beacon
  • Lock in a buddy plan
  • Wear a lifejacket

Find out more about the campaign at msv.vic.gov.au/prepare

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