Maritime Safety: How to Stay Safe at Sea

By Damien Kenny

When it comes to staying safe at sea, there is a lot to consider. Did you know that over 80% of drowning victims were not wearing life jackets? Drowning is the 3rd leading cause of unintentional injury worldwide so it’s important that you are safe at all times when you’re out at sea. Luckily for us, The Water Filter Men created the infographic below that reveals some fascinating and helpful stats that will equip us with lots of information we need to stay safe at sea. The infographic details all of the elements of the ‘’Boating Safety Code’’. This code includes the following:

1. The responsibility of the skipper
2. Effective & clear communications
3. Awareness of marine weather
4. Avoiding alcohol
5. Ensuring you have the correct life jackets

By ensuring you adhere to this code, you will safeguard your life and the lives of others. Each year there are over 359,000 drowning deaths throughout the world. This alarming figure highlights just how frequent maritime accidents are. The infographic also features some of the worst maritime disasters in history. As a result of each of these calamities, many maritime laws were updated. 

What are your top tips for staying safe at sea? Let us know in the comment section below!