Code of Practice – Safe Operation of Recreational Crafts

Who is the Code of Practice for?

The Code of Practice for the Safe Operation of Recreational Craft is intended for use by owners, operators and users of all
pleasure and recreational craft operating in Irish coastal and inland waters and certain Irish vessels operating offshore, including:

Sail and motor boats

Sailing dinghies

Personal watercraft (e.g. jet skis)

Power boats


Rowing boats

Charter boats

Ski boats and dive boats

Windsurfers, stand-up paddle board users and other non-powered craft.

Please click on the link below to download a copy of the above guide.

This document was revised in 2017 and released by the Maritime Safety Directorate and Irish Coast Guard. It contains a wealth of useful knowledge.

Click to access 2cd943c13a0b45d2a18361539208943b.pdf

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