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 Garten Sjøhus AS

 N-7153 Garten
 Tlf: +47 72521483      

 Mobil: +47 95771811

 

Garten Sjøhus

 

 

SAFETY

 

To be at the sea, always involves a risk. We do our best to keep the boats and the equipment in order, and we try to keep our guests informed. It is however, you as captain, who has the greatest responsibility to prevent accidents from happening. If in doubt, seek advice.

In order to avoid accidents at sea, you should read carefully trough this “safety-at-sea” guidelines before you set out in a boat.

 

 

1. THINK SAFETY FIRST

Familiarise yourself with the boat, make sure you know how many people or total weight it is capable of carrying.  Remember that in small boats, it is important to keep the centre of gravity low, and to avoid standing upright in the boat. Prepare yourself in advance for potential unexpected incidents.

 

2. BRING ALL REQUIRED EQUIPMENT

  • Anchor, rope and safety line.

  • Phone wit good battery capacity.

  • Enough fuel for your trip. Never leave harbour without at least one spear tank.

  • GPS/map and compass. Be sure you know how to use this equipment.

  • Check that the bilge pump is in function.

  • Bring your personal first aid kit, in case of injuries. 

  • Landing hook and knife.

3. SHOW RESPECT FOR THE WEATHER AND SEA CONDITIONS

Check the weather reports before setting out in a boat, and retrieve information about local conditions that affect currents and shallow waters.

 

4. COMPLY WITH THE “SAFETY-AT-SEA” RULES

The “safety-at-sea” rules regulate all traffic at sea. 

According to these rules you must:

  • Give way to boats approaching from starboard (right), and to boats you catch up with.

  • Motorboats must give way to sail boats when under sail. Leisure boats must give way to commercial vessels.

  • If you are within 50 meters of land, your speed must not exceed 5 knots. You also must comply with local speed limits.

  • Boats without lanterns are not meant for use in the darkness.

  • Anyone born after 1/1/1980 must have a boat driving licence, to operate a boat longer than 8 meters, or with an engine stronger than 25hp.

If you are approaching a commercial vessel, always keep a steady course, so there is no doubt about your intensions. In case of crossing its course, make your move early, and cross behind the bigger boat.

Keep safety distance to other boats! Never come close to other boats at sea.

 

5. USE A LIFE JACKET OR BOAT SUIT

We recommend that everyone on board should be wearing a life jacket; be particularly cautious with equipment for children. Stay with the boat if the boat capsizes. In case of “man over board” - call for help immediately.

 

6. ENSURE THAT YOU ARE RESTED AND SOBER

The limit for blood alcohol in Norway is 0,08%, while you are on board a boat. If you are rested and alert, you will handle any unforeseen incidents better.

 

7. BE CONSIDERATE

Notify your hoist where you are going, and when you expect to be back.

We are all responsible for each other’s safety, welfare and for the environment.

Behave considerately! At sea we are all friends!

 

 

                     Garten Sjøhus, Norway