Originally Posted by John Kennett
The main difference is that mandatory training would be unenforceable without a massive investment in resources and at the same time wouldn't bring any significant benefit. But I think that's been said before.
Would you make first aid, sea survival and VHF mandatory too? If not, why not?
VHF i think you will find is?
First aid, is it required for a driving test?
Sea survival, for a sib no, fresh water No, maybe a something like the Cat B/C boat requirements x miles from safe harbour?
As i have said before on other threads when asked the same question, just because something is not easy is not a reason for not doing the right thing.
I am not saying i have all the answers, but having pulled bodies out of the water on several occasions, anything that can prevent even one of these occurrences is a good thing. as to cost, how much is a member of your family worth?