Boat safety bright idea
I READ recently where there is a problem with users of the seas ‘‘ not’’ filling out the information sheets that tells the Coastguard, Water Police and Port Authority, where, when and why each boat is being used, along with the estimated time of return.
There is a very simple solution, and that is to have a ‘‘ dedicated text number’’ activated by each boat, telling the authorities the name of the boat and skipper, the time of departure, the destination and the estimated time of return.
This information could be in a simple format that could be displayed at the Coastguard on a computer screen.
By a simple scroll on the screen the Coast guard would, at all times, know where every boat in their area was at any given time.
A system could be used to ‘‘ back up’’ the information. DALE PARKER OAM,