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Attention all RIB coxswains and passengers:

WHY WEAR A KILL CORD?

 

If you need any convincing about the importance of wearing a kill cord when driving a RIB then please look at these two video clips.

In the first one you can see very clearly the risk to the coxswain – who is in the water! In the second, featuring Bude RNLI, the skipper of a fishing boat has been thrown overboard by a sea. Both boats are powered by outboard motors that are not fixed in position, i.e. the motor provides the propulsion and steering.

 


PLEASE WEAR A KILL CORD!

If you are a passenger in a RIB ensure your coxswain is wearing a kill cord that is attached to the ignition system.


 

Chris Palmer
Chief Powerboat Instructor

 

 

 

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