Safety on the water is a basic requirement for boating and fishing. For saltwater anglers venturing out to sea, the need for safety equipment for offshore fishing is increasing exponentially as this type of fishing involves various risks and requirements. It is important that you equip your ship with the correct deep sea fishing safety equipment so that you are prepared in the event of an emergency. Here is a list of critical deep sea fishing safety equipment to get you started.
1. The US Coast Guard required security items
As the boat operator, you are responsible for ensuring that your recreational boat carries the necessary safety items for boats such as personal flotation devices, a fire extinguisher and signaling devices.
2. VHF marine radio
It is likely that your cell phone has no offshore service and an FM radio is your only way to call for help. Install one on your ship and learn how to use it properly.
3. Radio indicator for emergency position (EPIRB)
An EPIRB is a device for alerting search and rescue services by transmitting an emergency frequency signal via satellite. Make sure to register your device before using it.
4. Trench bags
A trench bag is a compact, buoyant bag that is stocked with critical offshore fishing gear (including some items on this list!) That you may need in an emergency. Learn what to pack in your trench bag.
5. First aid kit
Add basic first aid items like bandages, aspirin, alcohol swabs, gauze, ointment, etc. Service the kit by checking the expiration date and replacing items if necessary.
6. Protection from the elements
Pack offshore fishing gear that will protect you from the elements of nature for an extended period of time. Sunscreen, hat, rainwear, sunglasses, chapstick, blanket, etc.
7. Additional dock lines
Dock lines can serve many purposes in an emergency, e.g. B. towing a ship, tying it to an object or setting your anchor. Stow extras on board or in your trench pocket.
Offshore fishing is a rewarding adventure. Prepare accordingly so you can relax and enjoy the experience!