security on board is above all a personal affair !

There is certainly a statutory but unique safety equipment for any type of navigation (close to the French “coastal” equipment). So the captain remains totally given responsibilities on the choice of the equipment which he will have to embark during his navigations.
Equipment under Dutch flag :

  • Life vest/jacket : one per person on board
  • Lifebuoy with light, in case of night operating
  • Effective distress signals, including flares

Nautical instruments :

  • magnetic compass
  • navigation lights
  • boat horn and manual depth sounder

Armament equipment :

  • anchor
  • hammer
  • boat hook
  • bilge pump or bailer
  • sufficient number of oars with oarlocks
  • minimum of 20 m of rope for usual operations
  • waterproof electrical torch allowing to give light signals
  • fire extinguisher (for motorboats)
  • complete sails kit (for sailboats)

First Aid Kit :

  • waterproof box with necessary bandages and other usual pharmaceutical products