How to attract attention in an emergency

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  • A VHF radio, which can be portable, will enable you to summon help by calling the Coastguard on channel 16. This may also alert other vessels in your vicinity who may be able to provide assistance

  • If you use a radio you need to obtain an operator's certificate and an annual licence. Call the RYA for details.

  • Carry a portable foghorn and use the whistle fitted to your lifejacket to attract attention if necessary.

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