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Don't forget the essentials this summer - Coastguard

Author
Gia Garrick,
Section
National,
Publish Date
Sunday, 25 December 2016, 11:24AM
Don't forget lifejackets on the water this summer (Getty)
Don't forget lifejackets on the water this summer (Getty)

Some advice from Coastguard as the boating season ramps up - and people get the gear out of the shed for the first time.

Make sure you've got the essentials - lifejackets and a VHF radio.

Coastguard's Ray Burge says the speed at which conditions can change, can catch even the most experienced skipper off guard.

He said it's an old cliche - but it really is better to be safe than sorry.

Mr Burge said vessels under six metres in length in particular can sink very quickly, and wearing a lifejacket increases your chances of survival.

 

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