What Safety Equipment do I Need?

South African Deep Sea Angling Association

Safety equipment lists
Category “A”
Category “B”
Category “C”
Category “D”
Category “E” 

Category “R”

SAFETY EQUIPMENT CATEGORY “A”
*MORE THAN 40 NAUTICAL MILES OUT TO SEA*

  • 1 x Water Tight Capsize Bottle with lanyard the width of the boat attached to contain the following:-
    • 4 x Unexpired approved Red Hand Held Distress Flares.
    • 4 x Unexpired approved Red Rocket Parachute Flares.
    • 1 x Unexpired approved Floating Orange Smoke marker.
    • 2 x Space Blankets.
    • 1 x Waterproof Torch, batteries & spare globe (for night operations).
  • 1 x Litre of drinking water per person on board
  • 1 x Approved First Aid Kit with white cross on green background on container.
  • 1 x Approved Life Jacket or Life Vest per person on board.
  • 1 x Approved Self-inflating life raft capable of carrying all persons on board and stowed on deck or in a readily accessible position.
  • 1 x 29MHz Marine Radio. Must be capable of operating on A,B and C Channels.
  • 1 x HF Radio
  • 1 x Suitable Magnetic Compass, with which bearings can be taken. (Illuminated for night operations)
  • 1 x up to date Chart of the Area, corrected in accordance with the South African Notices to Mariners, or renewed every six years.
  • Fire Extinguishers, 1 x per engine suitable, dry powder type 1.5kg dated and serviced by Fire Appliance Servicing Agent.
  • 1 x Capsize Rope suitable for the type of craft.
  • 1 x Sea Anchor rigged with trip rope and ready to use (surf launching only).
  • 1 x anchor proper patented suitable for operating area.
  • 1 x 100m Suitable Anchor rope.
  • 1 x Suitable Chain not less than 5m in length for boats over 6m.
  • 1 x Suitable Chain not less than 3m in length for boats under 6m.
  • Bow Eye and Stern Eye.
  • Anchor Ballard.
  • Suitable Scuppers.
  • Petrol Tanks must be UN-approved in accordance with SAMSA regulations.
  • Spares adequate for the purpose of carrying out emergency repairs to machinery and essential equipment on board.
  • Tools as above i.e. for the purpose.
  • Inflatable to have Air-Bellows and Repair Kit.
  • All equipment to be marked with Water Repellent Marker with Boat Registration Number.
  • Boat Trailer must be marked, with owners name, boat registration number and owners contact number.
  • Emergency Steering.
  • Identity Sheet (Red, Orange or Yellow)
  • Code flags “N” and “C”
  • Navigational Lights (In accordance with International regulations for night operations.)
  • Bucket (Bailing device)
     

    DIVE BOATS
  • 1 x Code Flag “A” (rigid)
  • 1 x depth-sounding device or hand lead line.
  • 1 x handheld 12V Spotlight with own battery (for night operations).
  • Grab-line fitted to outside of Gunwales.
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    SAFETY EQUIPMENT CATEGORY “B”

    *UP TO 40 NAUTICAL MILES OUT TO SEA*
  • 1 x Water Tight Capsize Bottle with lanyard the width of the boat attached to contain the following:-
    • 4 x Un-expired approved Red Hand Held Distress Flares.
    • 4 x Un-expired approved Red Rocket Parachute Flares.
    • 1 x Un-expired approved Floating Orange Smoke marker.
    • 2 x Space Blankets.
    • 1 x Waterproof Torch, batteries & spare globe (for night operations).
  • 1 x Litre of Drinking Water per person.
  • 60% Buoyancy
  • 1 x Approved First Aid Kit with white cross on green background on container.
  • 1 x Approved Life Jacket or Life Vest per person on board.
  • 1 x 29MHZ Marine Radio. Must be capable of operating on A,B and C Channels.
  • 1 x Suitable Magnetic Compass with which bearings can be taken. (Illuminated for night operations)
  • 1 x up to date Chart of the Area, corrected in accordance with the South African Notices to Mariners, or renewed every six years.
  • Fire Extinguishers, 1 x per engine suitable, dry powder type 1.5kg dated and serviced by Fire Appliance Servicing Agent.
  • 1 x Capsize Rope suitable for the type of craft.
  • 1 x Sea Anchor rigged with trip rope and ready to use (surf launching only).
  • 1 x anchor proper patented suitable for operating area.
  • 1 x 100m Suitable Anchor rope.
  • 1 x Suitable Chain not less than 5m in length for boats over 6m.
  • 1 x Suitable Chain not less than 3m in length for boats under 6m.
  • Bow Eye and Stern Eye.
  • Anchor Ballard.
  • Suitable Scuppers.
  • Petrol Tanks must be Red or UN-approved in accordance with SAMSA regulations.
  • Spares adequate for the purpose of carrying out emergency repairs to machinery and essential equipment on board.
  • Tools as above i.e. for the purpose.
  • Inflatable to have Air-Bellows and Repair Kit.
  • All equipment to be marked with Water Repellent Marker with Boat Registration Number.
  • Boat Trailer must be marked, with owners name, boat registration number and owners contact number.
  • Emergency Steering.
  • Identity Sheet (Red, Orange or Yellow)
  • Navigational Lights (In accordance with International regulations for night operations.)
  • Bucket (Bailing device)
  • 2x Suitable Batteries
  • Drain Plugs
  • Spare Fuel (25%)
  • List of lights in area (if night rated)
    DIVE BOATS
  • 1 x Code Flag “A” (rigid)
  • 1 x depth-sounding device or hand lead line.
  • 1 x Handheld 12V Spotlight with own battery (for night operations).
  • Grab-line fitted to outside of Gunwales.
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    SAFETY EQUIPMENT CATEGORY “C”

    *UP TO 15 NAUTICAL MILES OUT TO SEA*
  • 1 x Water Tight Capsize Bottle with lanyard the width of the boat attached to contain the following:-
    • 2 x Unexpired approved Red Hand Held Distress Flares.
    • 2 x Unexpired approved Red Rocket Parachute Flares.
    • 1 x Unexpired approved Floating Orange Smoke marker.
    • 2 x Space Blankets.
    • 1 x Waterproof Torch, batteries & spare globe (for night operations).
  • 1 x Litre of Drinking Water per person.
  • 1 x Approved First Aid Kit with white cross on green background on container.
  • 1 x Approved Life Jacket or Life Vest per person on board.
  • 1 x 29MHz Marine Radio. Must be capable of operating on A,B and C Channels.
  • 1 x Suitable Magnetic Compass with which bearings can be taken . (Illuminated for night operations)
  • 1 x up to date Chart of the Area, corrected in accordance with the South African Notices to Mariners, or renewed every six years.
  • Fire Extinguishers, 1 x per engine suitable, dry powder type 1.5kg dated and serviced by Fire Appliance Servicing Agent.
  • 1 x Capsize Rope suitable for the type of craft.
  • 1 x Sea Anchor rigged with trip rope and ready to use (surf launching only).
  • 1 x anchor proper patented suitable for operating area.
  • 1 x 100m Suitable Anchor rope.
  • 1 x Suitable Chain not less than 5m in length for boats over 6m.
  • 1 x Suitable Chain not less than 3m in length for boats under 6m.
  • Bow Eye and Stern Eye.
  • Anchor Ballard.
  • Suitable Scuppers.
  • Petrol Tanks must be UN-approved in accordance with SAMSA regulations.
  • Spares adequate for the purpose of carrying out emergency repairs to machinery and essential equipment on board.
  • Tools as above i.e. for the purpose.
  • Inflatable to have Air-Bellows and Repair Kit.
  • All equipment to be marked with Water Repellent Marker with Boat Registration Number.
  • Boat Trailer must be marked, with owners name, boat registration number and owners contact number.
  • Emergency Steering.
  • Identity Sheet (Red, Orange or Yellow)
  • Navigational Lights (In accordance with International regulations for night operations.)
  • Bucket (Bailing device)
  • 60% Buoyancy
  • Two suitable batteries
  • Drain plugs
  • Spare fuel (25%)
     

    DIVE BOATS
  • 1 x Code Flag “A” (rigid)
  • 1 x depth-sounding device or hand lead line.
  • 1 x handheld 12V Spotlight with own battery (for night operations).
  • Grab-line fitted to outside of Gunwales.
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    SAFETY EQUIPMENT CATEGORY “D”
    *UP TO 5 NAUTICAL MILES OUT TO SEA*
  • *1 x Water Tight Capsize Bottle with lanyard the width of the boat attached to contain the following:-
    • 2 x Un-expired approved Red Hand Held Distress Flares.
    • 2 x Un-expired approved Red Rocket Parachute Flares.
    • 1 x Un-expired approved Floating Orange Smoke marker.
    • 2 x Space Blankets.
    • 1 x Waterproof Torch, batteries & spare globe (for night operations).
  • 1 x Litre of Drinking Water per person.
  • 1 x Approved First Aid Kit with white cross on green background on container.
  • 1 x Approved Life Jacket or Life Vest per person on board.
  • 1 x 29MHz Marine Radio. Must be capable of operating on A, B and C Channels.
  • 1 x Suitable Magnetic Compass with which bearings can be taken. (Illuminated for night operations)
  • Fire Extinguishers, 1 x per engine suitable, dry powder type 1.5kg dated and serviced by Fire Appliance Servicing Agent.
  • 1 x Capsize Rope suitable for the type of craft.
  • 1 x Sea Anchor rigged with trip rope and ready to use (surf launching only).
  • 1 x anchor proper patented suitable for operating area.
  • 1 x 100m Suitable Anchor rope.
  • 1 x Suitable Chain not less than 5m in length for boats over 6m.
  • 1 x Suitable Chain not less than 3m in length for boats under 6m.
  • Bow Eye and Stern Eye.
  • Anchor Ballard.
  • Suitable Scuppers.
  • Petrol Tanks must be UN-approved in accordance with SAMSA regulations.
  • Spares adequate for the purpose of carrying out emergency repairs to machinery and essential equipment on board.
  • Tools as above i.e. for the purpose.
  • Inflatable to have Air-Bellows and Repair Kit.
  • All equipment to be marked with Water Repellent Marker with Boat Registration Number.
  • Boat Trailer must be marked, with owners name, boat registration number and owners contact number.
  • Emergency Steering.
  • Identity Sheet (Red, Orange or Yellow)
  • Navigational Lights (In accordance with International regulations for night operations.)
  • Bucket (Bailing device)
  • 60% Buoyancy
  • 2 Oars if only one motor
  • Drain plugs 
    DIVE BOATS
  • 1 x Code Flag “A” (rigid)
  • 1 x depth-sounding device or hand lead line.
  • 1 x handheld 12V Spotlight with own battery (for night operations).
  • Grab-line fitted to outside of Gunwales
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    SAFETY EQUIPMENT CATEGORY “E”

    *UP TO 1 NAUTICAL MILES OUT TO SEA*
  • 1 x Water Tight Capsize Bottle with lanyard the width of the boat attached to contain the following:-
  • 1 x Un-expired Hand Held Red Smoke Marker.
  • 1 x Un-expired approved Projectile Flare Set.
  • 1 x Suitable Air bellows and Repair Kit.
  • 1 x Approved Life Jacket or Life Vest per person on board.
  • 1 x 29MHz Marine Radio. Must be capable of operating on A ,B and C Channels (not required, but strongly recommended)
  • Fire Extinguishers, 1 x per engine suitable, dry powder type 1.5kg dated and serviced by Fire Appliance Servicing Agent.
  • 1 x Capsize Rope suitable for the type of craft.
  • 1 x Sea Anchor rigged with trip rope and ready to use (surf launching only).
  • 1 x anchor proper patented suitable for operating area.
  • 1 x 50m Suitable Anchor rope.
  • 1 x Suitable Chain not less than 5m in length for boats over 6m.
  • 1 x Suitable Chain not less than 3m in length for boats under 6m.
  • Bow Eye and Stern Eye.
  • Suitable Scuppers.
  • Petrol Tanks must be UN-approved in accordance with SAMSA regulations.
  • Spares adequate for the purpose of carrying out emergency repairs to machinery and essential equipment on board.
  • Tools as above i.e. for the purpose.
  • All equipment to be marked with Water Repellent Marker with Boat Registration Number.
  • Boat Trailer must be marked, with owners name, boat registration number and owners contact number.
  • Emergency Steering.
  • Identity Sheet (Red, Orange or Yellow)
  • Navigational Lights (In accordance with International regulations for night operations.)
  • Bucket (Bailing device)
  • 2 Oars if only one motor
     

    DIVE BOATS
  • 1 x Code Flag “A” (rigid)
  • 1 x depth-sounding device or hand lead line.
  • Grab-line fitted to outside of Gunwales.
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    SAFETY EQUIPMENT CATEGORY “R”

    *UP TO 1 NAUTICAL MILES OUT TO SEA*
  • 1 x Approved Life Jacket or Life Vest per person on board.
  • Waterproof torch with spare bulb and batteries (only for night operations).
  • Fire Extinguishers, 1 x per engine - suitable, dry powder type 1.5kg dated and serviced by Fire Appliance Servicing Agent.
  • Set of  2 oars if only one motor
  • Capsize Rope suitable for the type of craft.
  • Anchor proper patented and suitable for operating area.
  • 50m Suitable Anchor rope.
  • Suitable Chain not less than 5m in length for boats over 6m and not less than 3m in length for boats under 6m.
  • Approved First Aid Kit with white cross on green background on container
  • Suitable Air bellows and Repair Kit (only inflatable vessels)
  • Spares adequate for the purpose of carrying out emergency repairs to machinery and essential equipment on board.
  • Tools as above i.e. for the purpose.
  • Identity Sheet (Red, Orange or Yellow 2mx2m). Only if vessel is not painted in visible colours.
  • Petrol Tanks must be Red or UN-approved in accordance with SAMSA regulations.
  • All equipment to be marked with Water Repellent Marker with Boat Registration Number.
  • Boat Trailer must be marked, with owners name, boat registration number and owners contact number.
  • Emergency Steering.
  • Navigational Lights (In accordance with International regulations for night operations.)
  • Bucket (Bailing device)
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