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Light-Hearted Safety Video Packs Serious Message for Boaties

Light-Hearted Boating Safety Video Packs a Serious Message for Kiwis

Move over Air New Zealand, the Big Angry Fish Boys Milan and Nathan have made their own ‘BIG’ safety video in time for the busy summer boating season.

The light-hearted video follows the familiar inflight safety format, but has a serious message for boaties to play it safe on the water.

The tongue-in-cheek video sees the boys up a creek, checking they’re ready to hit the ocean. Lifejackets zipped up, a VHF in the forward compartment to call for help – the boys cover the key safety tips boaties need to know.

“It’ll take you less than two minutes to get clued-up before you hit the water this summer,” says Maritime NZ Director Keith Manch. “And if you know it all already, watch it anyway - it’s a good refresher.”

The two-minute video has been released as good boating weather arrives around New Zealand. “We know that if the sun’s shining, Kiwis will be out on the water – we’re a nation of boaties,” Keith says.

“We’re asking people to take two waterproof ways to call for help. A VHF radio is a great first choice. You might also want to consider a distress beacon.”

Eighty-six percent of boaties take lifejackets with them on their boats, and 76% now wear their lifejackets all or most of the time on the water, according to Maritime NZ’s 2017 survey of boaties.

So buckle up your life jacket, grab a VHF radio and get ready for fun on the water this summer!


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