Bermuda Water Safety Council For Immediate
Re: WSC Safety Seminar Postponement
The Bermuda Water Safety Council
would like to inform the boating public that the
Water Safety Seminar scheduled to May 17th has
now been postponed until further notice.
Due the unforeseen circumstances, the RBYC is
not able to host the event on the date
We would like to ask those who planned to attend
the event, to stay tuned for a new date which
will be emailed to those already registered. A
public announcement will also be made once new
date has been confirmed.
The WSC would like to apologise for any
inconvenience cause by this postponement
Message from the Chairman
The 2015 summer season is nearly upon us
again. Most of us will be spending more time
around to pool and in or on the water. Of
course we all understand that by now this time
of fun also includes extra risks for injury or
The Bermuda Water Safety Council would like to
remind you that we must not drop our guard when
it comes to constant care of children and
careful attention to the basic rules of safety
wherever there is water close by.
We have mentioned often that there are risks
when children are near the water. There is
always this risk of drowning, when little
children are involved. We want to state again
how quickly little children can get into trouble
while the guardian is paying attention to
another person or other distractions like their
Boats offer another risk based on their speed
and size and simply being on the ocean where
persons may fall overboard. Each captain must
take full responsibility for those on board and
therefore should insist on basic rules of safety
aboard the vessel they are responsible for. The
captain must know how to anchor properly, fight
fires and should have a knowledge of the sea
rules of the road, or said another way, the
basic rules for approaching other vessels.
This year the Water Safety Council is planning
another practical safety seminar at the RBYC on
May 17th at 1PM - 4:30PM. The seminar will
include, boat handling, approaching other boats,
fire fighting and the use of safety equipment.
However the new addition this year will be
training on the use of the VHF marine
communications equipment. There will be several
VHF units on hand with which participants will
learn first hand, how to make emergency calls as
well as some of the new VHF features, such as,
Digital Select Calling.
We will soon announce a new initiative to ensure
that boaters will have the knowledge to operate
their vessels safely and will receive a
certificate (more on this later).
Also Tiny the Tree Frog has joined the WSC by
sharing water safety tips to young children with
the WSC, soon to be launched, coloring book.
On behalf of the WSC, I would like to wish you
and your family a safe summer in 2015.
Bermuda Water Safety Council