Chichester Harbour Conservancy are asking boat owners to take care when using a tender.
Chichester Harbour Conservancy are advising boat owners to be careful when using a tender: ‘We recognize that people are responsible for their own safety, but are concerned that some people are taking unnecessary risks,’ they said. Here are a few guidelines:
All persons in tenders wear lifejackets.
Tenders are not overloaded.
Weather, sea and tidal conditions are properly assessed.
Tenders carry a torch at night.
Tenders carry a means of summoning assistance.
Tenders are not used by persons under the influence of drink or drugs.