A ship is a potentially dangerous place and we have done all we can to make the ship safe without taking away the adventure of sailing the traditional way.
Under surveyThe ship undergoes an annual maintenance program in February each year and is inspected and certified by Maritime Safety Queensland and Australian Maritime Safety Authority.
Routine and preventative maintenance programs are conducted throughout the sailing year.
Crew qualificationsThe Skipper and Sailing Master hold formal maritime qualifications and our volunteers will have completed a structured South Passage training course. Many volunteers have completed a TAFE course in safety procedures at sea.
Safety gearThe ship carries a full range of safety equipment including life rafts and life jackets, flares, GPS system, two radios, satellite and mobile phones, EPIRB, fire extinguishers and other fire fighting equipment.
First aidThe ship carries three first aid kits and the Skipper and Sailing Master hold first aid current certificates. Many of our cooks and volunteers also have a first aid certificate.
ProceduresWe have designed standard ways of operating the ship to minimise the dangers of injury or accident. All our crews are trained to work the standard way and to identify potentially dangerous situations. The deck is marked to warn passengers of risks and signage reminds passengers of risky situations.
Child safetyAll our crew hold Queensland Government Positive Notice Blue Cards to allow them to work with young people. We run an annual workshop for volunteers to help them understand the development of teenagers, the challenges working with them and how to get the best from them.
Last Updated on Thursday, 26 November 2009 08:49