Every accident or incident is unique but all occur due to a series of events, circumstances or failures. Following our preparation advice will help ensure you come home safely from your trip.
How to prepare for a trip
- Ensure your vessel is well maintained – including sufficient fuel and charged batteries
- Check you are carrying the required safety equipment
- Know the state and local waterway rules
Our Prepare to Survive campaign explains how boaters and paddlers can complete five key steps: