Boating, Always Be On the Lookout


Operating a boat is never easy. You are going into a blind track where suddenly any object can come your way and collision can happen,

In our childhood, we were taught to look out before crossing the road. Do you remember that?

We used to use our sense of sight and hearing initially and then the ability to walk for making our road crossing successful. The same is the case with riding a bicycle or motorcycle, driving a car or taking the boat under your control. The rules are the same.

It is your responsibility if you are the sailer of the boat that you should keep all of your senses active, and you make sure that your feet are alert enough to stop whenever it is required. You should be physically active and in your proper feelings. International Regulations have declared following “rule 5” to prevent sea collisions. Rule 5 is commonly known as a lookout.

Rue 1 is generally regarding “application” and is implementable for all the vessels in the sea. The rules made for waters other than the sea does not need to adapt their implementation. Rule 5 states that every vessel sailing in the sea should adequately understand the worth of speed management so that the vessel is ready before time to take any action before the collision.


eye on the bows, sides, swimming areas and for different possible hurdles that can make collision happen. When the weather conditions are feasible, then it is recommended for you to look at your behind too. There may exist a possibility of overtaking.

Somehow if you manage to hire a helper who can look out for you, the responsibility doesn’t go to his shoulders again.

If you are generally on the road, looking out without the technical types of equipment like radar, extra gear and radio, you still try to avoid collisions. Your boat has all these facilities to help you as an operator to the lookout. So it would be best if you only had dedication and attention to avoid a collision.

It is a general understanding that the objects that can lead to distraction should be avoided while driving or riding.

Additionally, to explain other things, rule 5 also says that as a boat operator, it is your responsibility to keep your boat safe and to avoid collisions. There should not be anything that you hits or hits you.

The coast guards have special instructions for a boat operation that can help you in many ways. You should be taking care of any misfortune as well as for your passengers. Make sure that you and the travellers are wearing life jackets, get proper training and other preventive measures in order to have safer boat experiences.

It is better to have precautions rather than to have accidents. We wish you best wishes for your experience as a boat operator.


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