Responding to Emergency Situations

Rendering Assistance

All persons operating a pleasure craft in Canada, provided that he/she can do so without serious danger to
his/her own craft and the persons on board, shall:

  • Render assistance to all persons who are found at sea and in danger of being lost; and
  • On receiving a distress signal, proceed with speed and render assistance.

If you cannot assist, make sure you immediately notify the nearest boaters or authorities who can.