Coastguard advise boat owners to get appropriate training

If you are going to sea, please ensure that you have the correct and necessary equipment to get you out of trouble. In this particular incident, a GPS, an anchor and knowing that you enough fuel to make your trip and return safely to port are all items that should be on your checklist.

We would always recommend that all boat users should know how to use a radio and the correct distress procedures. Check with your local yacht or boat club or the RYA as to how you can obtain training. Read more on the MCA website…