Coast Guard's lessons at sea

IN the interest of safety, Tin Can Bay Coastguard is planning to provide seamanship courses to the public and need interested people to enrol before the courses can go ahead in a few weeks time.

These courses will be available to people 16 years-old or older and will cover the theory requirements necessary to obtain a marine driver’s licence.

Coast Guard is planning the courses which will cover items including boating rules and regulations, trip preparation, safety equipment, safe operation of vessels, marine radio courses, coastal navigation and emergencies at sea.

Evening sessions will be held from around 6.30pm to 8.30pm on dates to be advised. Participants will be able to obtain their marine driver’s licence or personal water craft licence by completi9ng the courses and passing both theory and practical assessments.

In providing these Basic Seamanship Courses, Coastguard Tin Can Bay is pursuing the aims and objectives of the Oorganisation by educating mariners, fishermen and boaties with the implementation of safe on water operations. The courses will be in association with NRMA Insurance. For more information please contact Tin Can Bay Coast Guard on 54 86 4290.

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