Stolen Boats Canada has issued a reminder to know the rules of the water and the safe operating procedures before heading out to enjoy this year’s boating season on the West Coast.
You can review these operating procedures by viewing the Canada Shipping Act – Collision Regulations. It’s also essential to understand navigating boat insurance: coverage for on-water and off-water risks when setting sail.
Prepare by inspecting your vessel and required safety gear, and mapping out your anticipated route. Be sure to check for any hazards that may exist on your path, including commercial vessels. Should you cross any of these vessels, please be respectful and cautious of your wake.