Boating safety

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F_R_FE15_Boating-safetySailing or moving boats near powerlines can be dangerous as many yachts exceed the standard safe clearance height of 4 metres.

The main risk when boating near powerlines is the mast contacting
overhead wires, potentially causing injury or death for the crew or others near the boat.

Launching or retrieving boats from the water using a trailer is also hazardous as many people forget to check for overhead powerlines near water.

There are often powerlines in car parks or near boat-ramps at marinas, and these should be observed by sailors before entering or leaving the water. Motorboats with large aerials or radar equipment should also avoid travelling near powerlines.

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