The sea can be a dangerous place, especially for smaller vessels. This latest incident gives cause to review some safety measures
Captain Bryan Ebanks told Cayman 27 even when every precaution is taken, things can go wrong on the open ocean.
He said common sense must be taken when venturing away from shore. He said communications devices, signal flares, life jackets, and first aid kits are all essential to have on board.
He said knowing what to expect from the weather is equally important.
“If you’ve got a small boat, the first thing you need to do is check the weather, and if there’s any doubt in your mind of a weather change, the maybe you should leave it for another day. Because there will be days of calm and there will be days of rough, but it’s better to put it off, it’s just a hood precautionary measure to take,” said Captain Bryan.
He recommends letting friends and family know where you’re headed and what time you expect to return, before heading out to sea.