In an attempt to prevent further needless boating-related drownings on our waters, the new Auckland Navigation Safety Bylaw comes in to force from this weekend.
One of the key changes is around the wearing of lifejackets.
- You must carry a suitable lifejacket for every person on board your vessel.
- If your boat is 6m or smaller, everyone on board must wear their lifejacket unless the skipper says it is safe to remove it.
- Lifejackets must be worn on all vessels in times of increased risk.
For further information on the Bylaw visit Auckland Council Maritime Regulations