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For marine safety during fireworks displays or major events at sea, passengers should note where the vessel’s emergency exits are, pay attention to the crew’s advice, and note the location of lifejackets and how to put them on.

Parents - please look after your children and ensure they are in a lifejacket at all times. The coxswain must keep a passenger and crew list in case it is needed, and refrain from overloading or speeding.

Passengers and crew should work together closely. Enjoy boating activities. Be smart, be safe!



Poster

Safety guidelines for boating activities during fireworks displays or other major events at sea

Safety guidelines for boating activities during fireworks displays or other major events at sea

1.
Before the vessel departs, take note of where the vessel's emergency exits are.
2.
Note the location of lifejackets and learn how to put them on once on board a vessel.
3.
Parents should look after children and ensure they are in a lifejacket at all times.
4.
The coxswain must keep a passenger and crew list on board in case it is needed.
5.
Vessels must refrain from overloading or speeding and should be covered by proper third party risks insurance and have a valid operating licence.



Leaflet

Safety guidelines for boating activities during fireworks displays or other major events at sea

Safety guidelines for boating activities during fireworks displays or other major events at sea

1.
Before the vessel departs, take note of where the vessel's emergency exits are.
2.
Note the location of lifejackets and learn how to put them on once on board a vessel.
3.
Parents should look after children and ensure they are in a lifejacket at all times.
4.
The coxswain must keep a passenger and crew list on board in case it is needed.
5.
Vessels must refrain from overloading and should be covered by proper third party risks insurance and have a valid operating licence.
6.
For their safety, passengers should avoid clustering on one side of the vessel. Passengers should stay calm in an emergency situation and follow the instructions of the coxswain and crew.
7.
The coxswain or crew should not operate a vessel while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
 
8.
The coxswain must comply with the "International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972" and its amendments.
9.
The coxswain and crew should follow the directions of the Marine Department or Marine Police officers.
10.
The coxswain must observe speed limits, navigate at a safe speed and maintain a proper lookout at all times.
11.
The coxswain should not hurry away from the viewing area immediately at the end of a major event, and should go alongside a pier in an orderly manner to allow passengers to disembark safely.
12.
Please observe marine traffic regulating measures when participating in major events at sea.
13.
For public safety, ferry services will only be resumed about 50 minutes after a fireworks display.

For more details, please visit Marine Department website.
www.mardep.gov.hk

Please contact the Information and Public Relations Office of Marine Department at tel (852)2852-4423 for enquiries about the poster and leaflet.

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