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This Online Study Guide has been approved by Transport Canada strictly on the basis that it meets the requirements of the Standard for Pleasure Craft Operator Card Testing over the Internet (TP 15080E) and the Boating Safety Course and Test Syllabus (TP 14932E). This approval does not represent confirmation of authorship by the course provider. Feel free to look around, but you’ll need to register to begin progress toward getting your Pleasure Craft Operator Card

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If you are involved in a collision and you are still in the pleasure craft:

  • Stop the engine.
  • Make sure everyone is wearing a lifejacket or PFD.
  • Check to see if anyone is injured. If so, help them to the best of your abilities.
  • Check to see if your pleasure craft is leaking or flooding. If it is:
    • Turn on the bilge pumping system if you have one or…
    • Try to fix the leak or…
    • Use your bailers or manual bilge pumps to try to keep the boat afloat.
  • Summon help using your visual signals or your VHF marine radio. Be sure to give your location and a description of your pleasure craft to the person you contact.
  • Assist the other boat and its passengers if possible.
  • Exchange name, address, and boat identification with any other operator involved in the collision.
  • Take pictures in case you need them for an insurance claim.