How the RNLI can bring the best safety advice to your boat
Things can change quickly at sea,’ says Jon Oxenham, RNLI Community Safety Manager. ‘Even the most experienced skipper or crew can get caught out, and there’s no shame in that. A broken-down engine plus strengthening winds, or a fall from your tender without a lifejacket, and suddenly a minor issue becomes very dangerous. We’d much rather people call us before situations become serious, but it’s even better to keep yourself safe and know what to do in the first place.
‘Thanks to almost 200 years of search and rescue experience, we’ve seen most of the things that can catch you out,’ Jon continues. ‘To help you avoid them the RNLI offers a range of free services.’