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Posted: 19th August 2017 | Written by: Captain Adrian Croft
An open reply from Captain Adrian Croft to the article 'Big Changes with Small Thinking written by Captain Rod Hatch - Part 2 in our series 'Perspectives on the Safety Culture in Yachting'.
Posted: 17th August 2017 | Written by: Captain Rod Hatch
SOLAS, STCW, MARPOL, ISM and ISPS were all drafted to improve safety at sea, while MLC 2006 has enshrined seafarers’ rights to a safe place of work. None prevented the sinking of M/Y Yogi in February 2012 or the fatal accidents on M/Y Faith in April 2013, on M/Y Kibo in May 2015, on M/Y Ocean Victory in March 2016, or on S/Y Germania Nova in March 2017. So what can we learn or do differently?
So you’ve planned your trip and you know which ports you’re going to visit. Now you need to book a berth for your yacht, find local services or suppliers, and get the low down on the best restaurants and local attractions. Instead of trawling through books and websites trying to find the local information you need, we have a better solution. We’ve taken the sweat out of it and done the work for you. Introducing our port and marina directory.
At the top of the page, you’ll see two drop down menus: one to select the country you plan to visit and another (optional drop down) to select the city. If you have more knowledge of the local area, you can also refine your search by entering keywords or a port name.
Once you’ve narrowed things down, click ‘Search’ and we’ll come straight back to you with a list of all the ports and marinas located in the area you’ve specified.
If you want to know more about a particular port or marina, simply click the orange ‘Enter port’ button and you will be directed to that port’s full listing, where you’ll find detailed information including:
- Full address
- Contact telephone number
- Emergency telephone numbers
- The port’s own website
- VHF channel(s)
- Maximum length, draft and beam
- Latitude and longitude coordinates
- Port plan
- Google map
For each port or marina, you will also find detailed information on the following:
- Port services (berth rates and bookings, facilities, bunkering, port regulations,
- Berths for sale
- Shoreside – a local directory of businesses in and around the port
- Local reviews and promotions
- Useful maritime and leisure apps
Using our port and marina directory couldn’t be easier, it’s a great resource and we hope it helps to make your upcoming trip run smoothly.