Articles: Safety

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Vesper WatchMate XB-8000 Promotion

The Vesper WatchMate XB-8000 smartAIS transponder with WiFi and NMEA 2000 gateway has been voted the best black box a boater can buy. Unlike an ordinary AIS which only sends and receives data, smartAIS from Vesper Marine is an active AIS system with smart alarm logic that proactively alerts you when you have potential collision situations.

Bilge Pumps

Bilge pumps, automatic or manual, are designed to remove liquids from the bilge. An automatic bilge pump should always be a simple system with a direct, continuous and reliable connection to power.

Three Good Reasons To Get An MMSI Number For Your Vessel

What is an MMSI number and why should I have one for my boat? If you purchased a VHF radio in the past couple of years, it is probably equipped with DSC (Digital Selective Calling). In order to use this function, you must have an MMSI or Maritime Mobile Service Identity number. This nine digit number, assigned free of charge by Industry Canada, identifies your vessel and allows you to send a distress alert to Coast Guard or communicate with other vessels.

Boating Safety is a Priority!

It takes special people to help us stay safe so we can enjoy our time out on the water with fewer worries. This includes people who volunteer their time on organizations such as the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue organization, or even somebody who notices someone in trouble and lends a helping hand. The Canadian Boating Safety Council holds an annual event in January known as the Canadian Safe Boating Awards (CASBAs). These awards recognize the people, programs, organizations and marinas that help to make boating in Canada safer and better for all of us, and to keep the environment clean. This is your opportunity as a boater to nominate someone or an organization you know that has made an exceptional contribution to boating safety.

Small Device, Great Benefits

The Greatland Laser RLL012-01 Rescue Light is a hand-held day and night laser signaling device. Unlike pyrotechnic flares, it is non-flammable, environmentally safe and can operate for 40 hours on a single, long-life, replaceable lithium battery.

The Newly Re-branded RCM-SAR Continues to Keep Our Waters Safe

On May 26, 2012, the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary was officially re-branded across the province as the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue. This reflects the distinct community-based nature of the organization and distinguishes this volunteer-based marine rescue service from its government funded counterpart, the Canadian Coast Guard.

Need a HUG?

It's 4 am in the morning and your cell phone alerts you to a high water alarm on your 34' Sea Ray. You may lose a few hours of sleep this morning but you have saved your boat. All thanks to a simple yet ingenious device called the SPOT Hug. Improving upon SPOTS amazing line of products, the HUG enters the market with an amazing list of features that introduce a new level of safety and security for you and your vessel.

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