LATEST NEWS - April 2021
The Coastguard Safety Identification Scheme
The Coastguard Safety Identification Scheme (C-SIS) is a FREE initiative that allows users to register any vessel or equipment, which is not included in the local ships registry, with Jersey Coastguard. This includes Kayaks/Canoes, Paddle Boards, Tenders, Windsurfers, Surfboards, Kite Surfboards, Rowing Boats, Sailing Dinghies or any craft under six meters in length capable of speeds up to 12 knots.
To register please visit: HERE
ELECTRICITY CARDS INFO
What is AIS? READ HERE
AIS stands for Automatic Identification System. An AIS transceiver is basically a VHF data radio connected to a GPS and a VHF aerial. The radio broadcasts data about your boat and receives data from any other transmitters within range, then outputs that information to a display.
BOAT KNOW HOW - TRIP PLANNER
After many years in development, we are pleased to see that this very useful local trip planning app is on the market:
"Boat Know How Web Publishing came about through a lifetime of enjoyment on the sea, pottering about on boats!
The resources are a culmination of vast personal experiences and tips from both professional and pleasure skippers & crews as well as published marine data. The flexibility as to how this resource can be used is a reflection of the manner in which it was compiled. It is from these humble beginnings that a series of Trip Packs emerged that ultimately gave birth to this concise and practical form of reference.
Boat Know How Web Publishing is a provider of digital marine information and educational resources.
The Boat Know How Cruising Guide is easily accessible and a practical resource for marine leisure users. The emphasis is not on “what to do” but reflects what experienced skippers “actually do” in preparation and application. The format is simple and logical and perfectly suited to the purpose of being used on passage." Click the picture to be taken to the website.
Outboard maintenance tips – step by step 4-stroke guide
Read more at https://www.pbo.co.uk/expert-advice/how-to-recover-an-immersed-4-stroke-and-other-maintenance-tips-from-the-honda-institute-60143#GWtHGJg65Px2zTmr.99
WHAT TO DO WITH OUT OF DATE FLARES
With the summer season approaching fast, are you and your boat ready? One local boat owner recently purchased a second hand vessel only to find three red parachute flares on board that had expired in December 1992! Out of date flares can be extremely volatile and may not work at the point when you may need them the most. If you have any out of date flares, you can take them to the new Household Recycling Centre at their facilities at La Collette or Jackson's Yacht Services. Alternatively, South Pier Marine Ltd will take them if you are purchasing new flares in store. Every year between 2500 -3500 out of date pyrotechnics are disposed of locally by Stuart Elliott who is the island's explosives expert. If you have any questions regarding out of date pyrotechnics, please call Stuart direct on 07797 757977. Please do not dispose of them by any other means.
THIS ESSENTIAL PIECE OF SAFETY EQUIPMENT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE. IS YOURS UP TO THE TASK? DID YOU KNOW THAT VITAL COMPONENTS HAVE A SHELF LIFE OF AROUND 3 YEARS? JERSEY COASTGUARD ARE NOW ABLE TO INSPECT AND ADVISE YOU ON THE HEALTH OF YOUR LIFEJACKET. FOR A FREE CONSULTATION, CALL 447705 TO ARRANGE YOUR INDIVIDUAL 1 TO 1 TODAY. DON'T BECOME ANOTHER STATISTIC.
SABOA ARE KEEN TO SUPPORT THE C.I.A.S. AND RAISE FUNDS TOWARD A NEW AIRCRAFT TO REPLACE THE OLD LIONS' PRIDE FOLLOWING A EMERGENCY LANDING IN 2013. PLEASE CLICK ON THE LOGO TO FIND WAYS IN WHICH YOU CAN HELP SUPPORT THEM.