Maritime rules

  • Think safety Knowledge and planning reduce risk and increase well-being. For example, use the app Cmap and RS safe trx.
  • Bring necessary equipment. The equipment must be kept in order and easily accessible.
  • Respect weather and waters. The boat must only be used under suitable conditions.
  • Follow the rules of the road. The provisions on the duty to yield, speed and lantern guidance must be complied with.
  • Wear a life jacket or buoyancy aid. It is mandatory to wear floating equipment for everyone on board boats that are less than 8 meters long.
  • Be rested and sober. The alcohol limit is 0,8 when driving a boat.
  • Show respect. Safety, the environment and well-being are a shared responsibility.


Sea travel rules

Substitution rules for motorboats

1.1. Keep starboard for oncoming boat : When two motorboats steer towards each other, both should turn slightly to starboard (right) in good time. The boats will then pass each other on the port (left) side.

1.2. Bay for boats from starboard : When two motorboats steer courses that intersect and there is a risk of collision, the one coming from port shall give way to the one coming from starboard.

1.3. Motorboat gives way to sailboat : When a motorboat and a sailboat steer so that there is a risk of collision, the motorboat must give way.

2. Other weekly rules

2.1. Obtaining boat gives way to boat being obtained: A boat that catches another boat must give way to the one that is caught. This also applies to a sailboat that catches a motorboat. If you must pass, select the side furthest from other traffic or country. If you are in doubt about whether you are catching up or not, you should assume that you are.

2.2. Keep a good distance from commercial traffic: Pleasure boats must always keep out of the way of larger vessels and commercial traffic.

2.3. Hold to starboard in narrow joints: A boat sailing in a narrow joint or a narrow runway shall keep to starboard, as close to the outer limit of the runway or runway as possible, when this can be done without danger. Boats smaller than 20 meters and sailboats should not hinder the passage of a large boat that can only go safely in a narrow joint or a narrow race. A fishing boat shall not interfere with the passage of any other boat that is in a narrow joint or a narrow course.

2.4. Keep a safe distance from boats that cannot maneuver normally: Both motorboats and sailboats must give way to boats that are fishing, that are not under command, or that have a limited ability to maneuver. Follow flag and / or lantern guidance.