On Wednesday afternoon we had an urgent call from a very distressed boat owner regarding a sinking boat that needed to be pulled out of the water. Of course we jumped straight into action and worked with the local authorities to ensure everyone's safety with our Marina staff staying on late into the evening to ensure every man and his boat were returned back to land safe and sound.
Events like this bring to the forefront the importance for boat owners to be aware of the local marinas to contact in case of emergencies as well as the local authorities such as the Water Police and VMR. Just as important, if not more so, ensure that you have all the required safety equipment on board such as lifejackets, a working radio and first aid kits.
And make sure you tell family members and/or friends where are you going for the day and how long you expect to be.
We are happy to report that this case had a happy ending.
Happy and safe boating!