Safety Briefing

At Fly Guy Fish Guides, your safety is our top priority. The safety equipment carried onboard our boats and guided trips exceeds the US Coast Guard and MA Environmental Police requirements and we make sure to test and drill emergency scenarios at least monthly. In addition we undergo voluntary USCG Auxiliary safety inspections to make sure we’re not missing anything. Please take time to familiarize yourself with the safety equipment we carry onboard as well as some of the procedures to follow in the event of an emergency. Your captain or guide will go over these with your party at the beginning of the charter should you have any questions.

A float plan for each charter is filed in a web accessible location. Please inquire with us if you would like to know the location to give to loved ones.

Safety Equipment Carried Onboard

  • 1 – Category II 406MHz ACR EPIRB Pro (located in the Rapid Ditch Bag inside the console)
  • 1 – 25W fixed mobile VHF radio, DSC equipped, MMSI programmed, and GPS connected (located on the console)
  • 1 – 5W hand held VHF backup radio (located in the Rapid Ditch Bag inside the console)
  • 1 – Rapid Ditch Bag containing Emergency gear (located inside the console)
  • At least 1 commercial Type I Personal Flotation Device (life jacket) per person onboard (located in the bow storage compartment)
    • Each PDF is equipped with SOLAS grade reflective tape
    • Each PDF is equipped with a LED waterproof USCG/SOLAS personal distress light on the shoulder
    • Each PDF is equipped with an emergency whistle attached to a lanyard
  • 1 – Type IV throwable PDF (located on top of the leaning post cooler)
  • Visual Distress Signals (located inside the Rapid Ditch Bag inside the console)
    • 1 – 12 gauge Safety Flare Launcher
    • 4 – 12 gauge High Performance Red Aerial Signals
    • 8 – Handheld Red Signal Flares
    • 1 – Handheld Orange Smoke Flare
    • 1 – Hot Shot Mirror
  • Sound Producing Devices
    • 1 – Whistle (located on top of the console)
    • 1 – Air horn located inside the console)
  • 2 – B-II Fire Extinguishers (1 on each side of the engine in the jump seat storage compartments)
  • 1 – Automatic 1100 GPH Automatic Bilge Pump (with backup onboard, located in bilge area)
  • 3 – TruPlug Emergency Hole Plugs (1 located at each thru hull connection)
  • 2 – Coastal First Aid kits (one located inside the Rapid Ditch Bag inside the console, one located starboard side in the jump seat storage compartment)
  • Bolt cutters large enough to cut the largest gauge hook size we carry onboard
  • 2 – Anchors with chain and rode (one located inside the bow storage compartment, one located on the port side jump seat storage compartment)
  • Nautical Charts for each area we navigate along with equipment needed to navigate using those charts in the event of Navigation Systems failure (located inside the console)

If you are not able to swim, or are not a confident swimmer, please let us know when you book your trip and we’ll bring along an low profile inflatable vest or waist pack.

Captain, Guide, and Crew Training

  • Captain Nick is a 50 ton Master USCG License Captain, exceeding the required sea service and training required for “Six Pack” captain’s licenses
  • Captain Nick has undergone many years of Safety at Sea training seminars for offshore yacht racing
  • Captain Nick was a former BLS Healthcare Provider CPR & FA instructor, EMT, and Wilderness First Responder
  • All of our captains, guides, and crew have been CPR and First Aid trained and certified