Entries by Douglas Locke

Wearing a lifejacket correctly could save your life

Multi-agency Casualty Review Panel reveals this year’s findings 13 people, who drowned in 2017, might be alive today had they been wearing an appropriate and correctly fitted lifejacket or buoyancy aid. These are the findings of this year’s Casualty Review Panel [1]. The panel meets annually to discuss relevant maritime fatalities in the fishing and […]

Have A Plan

Have A Plan Be prepared; think ‘what if?’ and don’t ruin a good day out on the water with insufficient planning. An element of planning is required for even the simplest and shortest of journeys. Passage planning is an obligation for all seafarers under the International Convention on Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS V) However, […]

Important Navigational Information for Loch Goil

Important Navigational Information for Loch Goil Please note that the leading lights shown on charts 3746 / 2131 into Loch Goil were removed on 09/11/2016. The replacement is a Directional Sectored Light on the front of the Perch that was established on 20/01/2017 and is shown on the new chart below.

LOCH GOIL APPROACH CHANNEL – SHOALER DEPTH THAN CHARTED

  QHM Clyde Queen’s Harbour Master Clyde LOCH GOIL APPROACH CHANNEL – SHOALER DEPTH THAN CHARTED LNTM No 23/18 BA Charts 3746 1) MARINERS ARE ADVISED THAT A DEPTH OF 13.1 METRES HAS BEEN OBSERVED IN THE LOCH GOIL APPROACH CHANNEL IN POSITION 56 6.384N, 04 53.412W FOLLOWING A RECENT HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEY. 2) PLEASE SEE […]

HM Coastguard adopts ‘RYA SafeTrx’ as new safety ID scheme

The Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) and the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) have  joined forces to reveal RYA SafeTrx as HM Coastguard’s new official voluntary safety identification scheme. From: Maritime and Coastguard Agency RYA SafeTrx: designed to improve safety at sea The world-leading RYA SafeTrx app is designed to improve safety at sea and potentially […]

Sea Safety Essentials

Six safety must-haves at sea When it comes to safety gear on a powerboat there’s a lot of advice to consider. Rachel Andrews, RYA Chief Instructor for Motor Cruising and Power, gives us the lowdown on her six safety must-haves at sea with her top tips on getting the most from the equipment: 1 – […]

Carrick Castle Defibrillator and Life Ring

This is to advise you that there is now a Defibrillator in Carrick Castle behind the castle on the wall of the Hillside flats by the car park. There is also a Life Ring with 30 metres of floating rope attached on a post in the middle of the village on the shore below Morrison’s […]