9 January 2009

SMALL BOAT USERS

National Lifejacket Awareness Campaign

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency, in collaboration with the Royal

National Lifeboat Institution and the Royal Yachting Association, have

launched a national lifejacket awareness campaign.

A panel of UK experts recently reviewed 49 drowning incidents that occurred

during 2007 to determine whether or not a life may have been saved had the

person been wearing a suitable lifejacket or personal floatation device. It was

suggested by the experts that in 29 cases, lives may have been saved.

Shoreham Port Authority fully supports this initiative and strongly

recommends that all recreational boaters using Shoreham Harbour wear a

lifejacket that is maintained, correctly worn and fit for purpose whilst at sea.

23 September 2008

Capt Colin F.G. Crookshank

Harbour Master

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