To coincide with the arrival of the summer season a new version of the ‘Safety at Sea’ booklet has just been published in a joint venture between the Gibraltar Port Authority (GPA), the Royal Gibraltar Police (RGP) and the Gibraltar Maritime Administration (GMA).

‘Safety at Sea’ is published for the benefit of the general public to provide essential safety information for all marine leisure and commercial users, containing guidance on how to keep as safe as possible on the water and on the shoreline.

Additionally, the booklet has useful information on legislation associated with waterborne activities, including ‘rules of the road’, seashore and pleasure boat rules and Port rules. It also provides helpful advice on radio communications, personal survival at sea, boat registration, insurance and useful telephone numbers.

Copies of the booklet are available from the Port Authority offices at the North Mole, the RGP’s two police stations and the GMA office in Casemates. It is also available for download through the GPA (www.gibraltarport.com), RGP (www.police.gi) and GMA (www.gibraltaryacht.com) websites.

The Hon Paul Balban, Minister for the Port, said “The sea and its shoreline can be dangerous environments if not treated with respect, but we hope that the new Safety at Sea booklet produced with the RGP and the GMA will go a long way to providing essential information, ensuring that Gibraltar waters and those that use it are kept as safe as possible.