What safety equipment do you need on a boat NSW?

You must carry: lifejackets for each person on board – see When to wear a lifejacket….For your safety, it’s recommended that you:

  • wear highly visible clothing.
  • attach a high-visibility flag to your vessel.
  • carry a handheld marine radio or mobile phone in a waterproof cover in case of an emergency.

What do I need for a safety kit on a boat?

For general onboard safety, you should also include some of the following equipment in your boating emergency kit:

  1. Fire extinguishers.
  2. Additional food and water.
  3. Manual bilge pump or bailing device.
  4. Small tool kit.
  5. Weather gear including raincoats or ponchos, a warm jacket, sunscreen and sun hat.
  6. Dry change of clothes.

What equipment should you have on a boat?

10 Must-Have Boat Safety Equipment for Your Boat

  • An appropriately sized, Canadian-approved personal flotation device (PFD) or lifejacket for each person on board.
  • A life buoy.
  • Bailer or hand pump.
  • Sound-signalling device.
  • Navigation lights These come in handy when there is reduced visibility.

How many life jackets are required on a boat?

Every ship shall carry at least one (11 approved-type lifejacket for each and every person authorized on board.

Are life jackets compulsory in NSW?

Carrying and wearing lifejackets Vessels must carry enough approved lifejackets for everyone on board at all times – even when they do not have to be worn. Lifejackets must be stored for quick and easy access on board.

What is required on a 9 m vessel?

If operating a boat 9m in length or longer you are required to carry an anchor. The Small Vessel Regulations also require that an anchor be fitted with at least 15, 30 or 50m of cable, rope or chain in any combination (the length depends on your boat).

What equipment must you have on board if your vessel is 16 feet or longer?

Life Jackets and personal floatation devices – The USCG requires one approved – Type I, II, III, or V, life jacket or life vest per person on board. If the vessel is 16 feet or more in length, one throwable floatation device – Type IV – like a ring is required as well.

Do I need an Epirb?

You must also register your EPIRB with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). If you’re on open waters and more than 2nm from the shore, you must have an EPIRB. Even within 2nm, it’s recommended.