Leaflet explaining how Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Chapter V regulations apply to small privately owned pleasure craft.
This leaflet describes how the 2002 regulations affect owners and users of small pleasure boats. It covers the following requirements:
- voyage planning
- radar reflectors
- life saving signals
- assistance to other craft
- misuse of distress signals
You may be prosecuted if you’re involved in a boating accident and you haven’t applied the basic principles outlined in this leaflet.