I had the great pleasure to teach a Marine Radio course this weekend with my Kelowna Power Squadron friends Clark and Howard.
I lived on a ship for 6+ years in that time I did over 500,000 nautical miles (it’s a lot) and I have been lucky to sail quite a bit in the Caribbean and Gulf Islands. I even got to go to Antarctica by ship.
I can not count the number of fatalities I have seen in that time. Lots, and many were preventable.
The emergency’s generally happen very quickly. The set up for the emergency can take years of poor maintenance, bad luck and mostly not following safe boating practices.
The easiest thing in the world that would save lives this year is, WEAR YOUR LIFE JACKET!
I bought a super cool one so I like to wear it, I put a big rescue knife on it to make it look even cooler.