Emergencies do happen, so make sure you know the drill. Knowing what to do and being prepared really can make the difference between an incident and a crisis.
Make sure you know how to get help if you need it. Know how to make a mayday call, know how to fire a flare, and know your man overboard drill. Here is a link to an important resource:
RNLI – Sea Safety: The Complete Guide
In the event of an incident, it is advisable not to attempt a rescue. Instead, call the coastguard on VHF or dial 999 and ask for the coastguard. Please familiarise yourself with Falmouth Harbour Commissioners’ emergency procedures.