Emergencies and incidents

How to prevent and respond to incidents and emergencies when you're on a boat or other vessel.

How to alert search and rescue services in a boating emergency. Information on contacting services, and using your marine radio for distress calls.
What to do during and after a boating or marine incident. How to respond and report on the incident or emergency.
How to prevent and respond to fires on boats and other vessels. Watch out for fuel leaks and have a safety plan in place.
Gas leaks can be toxic to people and cause explosions and fire. Here's how to prevent and manage gas emissions on boats and other vessels.
How to reduce the risk of a person falling overboard. Plus what to do if you – or another person – falls overboard. Steps to take to keep everyone safe.
Cold water can be dangerous, even in summer. Here's what to do to prevent hypothermia and cold shock if you fall in the water, plus how to treat hypothermia.
Here's how to reduce the risks and what to do if your vessel capsizes or is swamped. Act quickly to keep everyone on board safe.
A propeller strike can cause serious injury or death. Here's how to prevent propeller strikes, and respond to strike emergencies if they occur.

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