Presentation on theme: "1. Minimum required equipment – required to be aboard by law Required varies depending on the type and size of vessel SBG pg 22- 29 covers every type."— Presentation transcript:
1. Minimum required equipment – required to be aboard by law Required varies depending on the type and size of vessel SBG pg covers every type of pleasure craft from a paddleboat to 80 footers Transport Canada divides the equipment into five sections 2. Recommended Safety Equipment – better equipped to deal with other situations Advantage Boating, 20111
Lifejacket or PFD per person Buoyant Heaving Line Lifebuoy with buoyant line Lifebuoy with self-igniting light and/or buoyant line Re-boarding device Advantage Boating, 20112
PFDs More comfortable to wear Wider range of colours and styles Will assist you in the water – does not turn you on your back Lifejackets Bulky to wear Only come in three colours – red, orange and yellow Will roll you face up 3 different levels of approved jackets (SBG pg 33) Advantage Boating,
16 yrs and older Heavier than 36.3 kg (80lbs) Not on PWCs Not for white water paddling activities You have to be wearing an inflatable PFD for it to be counted as “approved” on an open boat. If the boat is not open then you only need to wear it while you’re on deck. Advantage Boating,
Heaving Line A minimum of 15m for all vessels Lifebuoy/Ringbuoy Must be at least 610 mm in diameter Must have a heaving line attached of the minimum required length! Advantage Boating,
Re-boarding device Required when your vessel has over 0.5 m of freeboard Definition of Freeboard The measurement from the waterline to deck level. Advantage Boating, 20116
Manual propelling device Bailer or manual bilge pump Manual Bilge Pump – must reach the bilge and then overboard Required for all boat types Anchor with rode attached Length of rode depends on the size of the vessel Advantage Boating,
Watertight flashlight Flares Vessel length & area of navigation determines the required number: 3 or 6 or 12 Good for 4 yrs. from date of manufacture 4 Types (SBG pg 38) Before using read the instructions Storage – vertically, cool & dry Advantage Boating,
Sound Signal Magnetic Compass Radar Reflector At least 4m above the vessel waterline Navigation Lights Advantage Boating, 20119
Lights On From Sunset to Sunrise And/or at times of restricted visibility Light Types Side lights – Port & Starboard (112.5 degree) Masthead (forward facing 225 degree) Stern (aft facing 135 degrees) All-Round (360 degrees) Advantage Boating,
Advantage Boating, A pleasure craft less than 50m at anchor. The black ball is known as a “dayshape”
Advantage Boating, Should be shown on the approach of other vessels. A kayaker at night should use a white strobe light.
Advantage Boating, Power- driven vessel underway - less than 50 meters in length.
Advantage Boating, Power driven vessel – under 12 m -can use a single all-round light instead of the stern & masthead combination
Advantage Boating, Different patters for a 10m vessel under sail. Most common pattern is the large one in the middle
Advantage Boating, Power-driven vessel towing astern ; Towing vessel less than 50 m in length; Length of tow exceeds 200 meters. Power-driven vessel towing astern; Towing vessel less than 50 m in length; Length of tow 200 meters or less. The difference is the number of the masthead lights 3 vs. 2
Advantage Boating, Memory Aid – Red over White fishing at night.
# BC Fire extinguisher # = the required size either a 5 or a 10 depending on vessel size BC = the fires fuel source type (A, B, C) Number onboard dependent on the number of sources Care – shake it often! Axe Break open hatch ways Cut loose a sinking boat under tow Buckets Advantage Boating,
Recommended additional safety equipment a)tool kitb) binoculars c)chartsd) plotting tools (ruler, dividers, pencil) e)safety harnessf) sunscreen g)first aid kith) food & water i) blanket j) knife k) waterproof matchesm) backup steering device n) extra lineo) VHF radio Advantage Boating,
What might need to be aboard l Local Area charts l Notice to Mariners (NoTMar) l Used to keep charts currrent l Chart One l Tide & Current Tables Published by the Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) If no CHS charts of the boating area is available – at least use a topographical map Advantage Boating,