Safety highlighted in survival training

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WESTERN Province Gizo base SIMSA Senior Maritime Officer Mr Wheatley Douglas has urged participants to think safety first before traveling at sea.

Speaking during the safety at sea training for small craft survival training yesterday, he said people need to know basic knowledge on safety and how to survive when at sea.

He said lack of knowledge and ignorance are the leading causes to sea disasters.

He encourage OBM skippers to always take precaution when thinking of travelling during bad weather.

“We are travelling every day on the open sea and within the lagoons but the sea are unpredictable and it is important to think safety check lists and other safety equipment before travelling.”

“This training can make a difference that is people missing and dying in the sea can be reduce and prevented from any emergency on the sea,” he added.

He said sea equipment are very important tools for those who wish to travel by out-board motor.