With better weather on the way during the spring and summer months, Guernsey's Harbourmaster is urging islanders to take care when they are in charge of a boat.
David Barker says islanders should follow the three P's:
- Prepare: make a plan, tell someone where you are going and when you will be back. Make sure you check the tides and weather before going out on the water.
- Provide: the right equipment for passengers and in case of an emergency. All boats should have items such as life jackets, life rafts, flares and properly working radios.
- Perform: properly as a skipper and master of a vessel.