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Boating should be fun. Every year our lifeboats respond to thousands of incidents, many of which could have been prevented with simple safety precautions. Even the most experienced seafarers should prepare for the worst.

The RNLI can help make your boat as safe as possible – you owe it to yourself and your crew.

Book a SEA Check online today

The RNLI would like to offer you a completely free, friendly and confidential service that looks at safety aspects involved with your boat. SEA Check is neither a test nor an inspection and there is no pass or fail. Conducted by one of our highly trained volunteers SEA Check is a personal face-to-face safety advice service that takes place on board your own craft. You set the time and we tailor our visit to your vessel and the type of boating that you do.

Whether you’re a newcomer, or an experienced boater, our unique one-to-one service will give you an opportunity to ask any niggling questions on equipment or emergency procedures. To help you safely on your way we also provide a pack of free publications to ensure that next time you go afloat you are more prepared. Included in this pack is your free copy of the Safety Companion, which is full of useful information and normally retails at 10 euros.

What are the benefits?

  • A free independent check of safety equipment.
  • An opportunity to discuss safety matters.
  • The satisfaction of completing a check.
  • A sticker showing your boat has completed the check.
  • Your copy of the check form, which may attract further benefits.
  • Free Safety Companion and literature.
  • Helping the RNLI in its core activity of saving lives at sea.
  • Is SEA Check really free?

    Absolutely! The RNLI believe that prevention is better than cure and we want to make sure that everyone gets the right advice. So the whole SEA Check service, even the phone call, is free.
    It doesn’t matter where you live in the UK or Ireland this important free service is available at your convenience and to anyone who goes to sea in almost any type of leisure craft. So what are you waiting for? – CHECK IT OUT! To arrange this service, call us on Freefone 1800 789 589, or click here to apply for a SEA Check online. Alternatively, contact Crosshaven's Lifeboat Sea Safety Officer directly.

    Meet your SEA Check Advisors

    We have a number of SEA Check Advisors all around Cork Harbour who can help. For more details visit our crew page.