Emergencies do happen, so make sure you know the drill. Knowing what to do and being prepared really can make the difference between an incident and a crisis.
IF YOU NEED HELP
Make sure you know how to get help if you need it. Know how to make a mayday call, know how to fire a flare, and know your man overboard drill. Here are links to three important resources.
IF YOU SEE SOMEONE IN DIFFICULTY
In the event of an incident it is advisable not to attempt a rescue. Instead call the coastguard on VHF or dial 999 and ask for the coastguard. Please familiarise yourself with Falmouth Harbour Commissioners emergency procedures.