observing a few basic precautions, maintaining a healthy
respect for the sea and having the correct equipment
available, boating can be a completely safe activity.
To ensure an enjoyable and safe day we ask
passengers to observe the following precautions :-
1. Warm Clothing.
Passengers are reminded that it is inevitably
cooler at sea and that the weather can change quite
quickly. Light clothing, that seemed appropriate on
land, may well be inadequate for a sea voyage.
Therefore, please ensure that you have some
additional warm clothing available with you that you can
wear if necessary.
2. Safety Briefing Card.
A briefing card outlining key safety
information is issued to everyone prior to departure.
For their own safety and protection passengers are
respectfully required to read and familiarise themselves
with the information contained therein.
3. Nominated Safety Rep.
In order to limit the level of safety
information issued to passengers to the basic
essentials, one member of the boat’s compliment is
required to have a wider knowledge of the safety aspects
relating to the vessel and to also act as an interface
between the skipper and passengers in the event of an
This will usually be a crew member who will be
introduced to passengers on arrival.
Exceptionally and by arrangement, this can be a
member of the group who are chartering the vessel. In
these cases it will be necessary for that person to
spend some time familiarising themselves with the items
on the safety representative check list prior to
departure. All passengers are requested to ensure they
know who the safety representative is and encouraged to
ask if they have any questions or concerns regarding
4. No access to deck areas while at sea.
Conditions at sea are inevitably such that
passenger access to side-deck and fore-deck areas would
prove hazardous. Therefore access to these areas is
prohibited while at sea.
5. Safety Equipment.
M/V “Lismore Castle” carries all the Safety
Equipment required by the Chichester Harbour Conservancy
to operate commercially within Chichester Harbour.