Prepare for an Emergency
No one likes to think about the possibility of a catastrophe, but preparing for one should be on every boater’s mind. No matter the size or durability of the craft, every boat has the capability to sink. To ensure you and your passengers keep safe in the unfortunate event of an accident, consider keeping stock of the following supplies at all times.
Best Supplies to Carry on Your Boat at All Times
Think ahead and stock up on the following supplies that could potentially save your life:
- Laser Lights – When faced with an emergency, signaling for help is of the utmost importance. Having a waterproof, green laser light on board your boat can provide light that is visible up to 30 miles away. A laser light proves to be a better option than a flare since it is nonflammable and environmentally safer.
- Flotation Devices – Flotation vests, or life jackets, are required for every passenger and are a top priority in ensuring everyone’s safety in the water. You may also make sure to include having a raft large enough to fit every passenger on board.
- An Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) – An EPIRB sends off a distress signal to a nearby team of rescuers to let them know you are in danger. This device can be used anywhere on Earth and has already saved a multitude of lives.
Don’t Forget the Essentials
Amidst the above gear that could help notify and ensure that you survive a boating catastrophe, it is equally important to always carry several days’ worth of water for each passenger on board and containers to capture rainwater if necessary. In addition, always bring more food than needed and a standard safety-first kit to treat injuries.
To find out more information about what you can do to prepare for an emergency, contact our Rogue Jet Boat team!