If you’re caught out in a thunderstorm, here’s what to do:
- Have everyone stay in the center of the boat.
- If you have a handheld VHF or GPS put it in a microwave or oven (if you have one). If not, put it a long way from anything metallic.
- Don’t let anyone into the water.
- Don’t touch or go near anything metallic.
📚 This article looks at how lightning interacts with a boat and its equipment and what we can do to mitigate the damage if it does hit.
🎥 This video shows lightning hitting the sea, it’s incredible – BUT do turn down the volume before you watch it!