Reminder comes after fatal accident in Cornwall
Following the publication of the Marine Accident Investigation Branch’s Safety Bulletin 1/2013 today the RYA is reminding everyone driving powerboats and RIBs to wear a kill cord.
In its bulletin the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) says that the RIB involved in the tragic accident in Padstow over the May Bank Holiday was fitted with a kill cord but that it was not attached to the driver at the time.
First stop on historic return to London for UK’s last remaining working fireboat
Over the Bank Holiday weekend of Saturday 25th – Monday 27th May, the 1935 former London fireboat, ‘Massey Shaw’ makes her debut public appearance following five years of extensive restoration.
She will be attending Gloucester Tall Ships 2013 held at Gloucester’s Historic Docks. Visitors to the event will have a chance to see this amazing vessel and learn of her unique place in history.
Until her retirement in 1971 Massey Shaw served the Thames as part of the London Fire Service. During World War 2 she was called upon to protect and save buildings and property during the Blitz.
New Oxfordshire marina attracting large amount of visitors
Work on the new Cropredy Marina, situated just north of Banbury in south Oxfordshire, continues to progress well and generate a huge amount of interest from boating customers.
Bookings for moorings are already fifty-percent ahead of target and regular Open Days continue to attract large numbers of visitors, who are delighted with the site’s quiet rural setting, pricing and accessible location.
Work on the new marina started in September 2012 and is being carried out by experienced waterway contractors, Greenford Ltd. The fully privately funded project, situated on the beautiful south Oxford Canal just outside of Cropredy village, is due to open in mid-August 2013.
New website supports larger pictures, virtual boat viewings, and greater information
Essex Boatyards Ltd is proud to announce the launch of its new website at www.essexboatyards.com. Giving an even clearer view of the boats for sale than ever before, customers now have access to a greatly improved image library for each boat in addition to the option to request tailored videos.
One of the first to use photos online to display boats for sale, Essex Boatyards has continued to perfect the website over the years, using the latest tools to deliver information quickly, efficiently and clearly. A sophisticated management tool provides the power to display the boats whilst making Essexboatyards.com much faster than the previous website.
Concerns about each of the four proposed Solent MCZs
Solent boaters met with the Environment Minister Richard Benyon MP, this week (Monday 25 March) to discuss the potential impact of Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) around the Isle of Wight.
Richard Benyon MP, Minister in the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), visited the Isle of Wight today (Monday 25 March) to hear the concerns of Islanders and others about the potential introduction of MCZs and their effect on the Isle of Wight.
John Pockett, a member of the Calshot Sailing Club, together with local harbourmasters and fishermen met with Benyon prior to the public meeting.