observing a few basic precautions, maintaining a healthy respect for
the sea and having the correct equipment available, boating can be
a completely safe activity.
ensure an enjoyable and safe day we ask passengers to observe the
following precautions :-
are reminded that it is inevitably cooler at sea and that the weather
can change quite quickly. Light clothing, that seemed appropriate
on land, may well be inadequate for a sea voyage.
please ensure that you have some additional warm clothing available
with you that you can wear if necessary.
Safety Briefing Card.
briefing card outlining key safety information is issued to everyone
prior to departure. For their own safety and protection passengers
are respectfully required to read and familiarise themselves with
the information contained therein.
Nominated Safety Rep.
order to limit the level of safety information issued to passengers
to the basic essentials, one member of the boats compliment
is required to have a wider knowledge of the safety aspects relating
to the vessel and to also act as an interface between the skipper
and passengers in the event of an emergency.
will usually be a crew member who will be introduced to passengers
and by arrangement, this can be a member of the group who are chartering
the vessel. In these cases it will be necessary for that person
to spend some time familiarising themselves with the items on the
safety representative check list prior to departure. All passengers
are requested to ensure they know who the safety representative
is and encouraged to ask if they have any questions or concerns
No access to deck areas while at sea.
at sea are inevitably such that passenger access to side-deck and
fore-deck areas would prove hazardous. Therefore access to these
areas is prohibited while at sea.
Lismore Castle carries all the Safety Equipment required
by the MCA Code of practice
for small commercial vessels for Category 2 operations (up to 60
miles off shore)