The Boat Safety Scheme Urges Boaters To Follow The Latest MAIB CO Advice

The Boat Safety Scheme has put out a notice to all boaters urging them to follow their latest advice which was formulated in conjunction with the government’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB).

The latest (26/10/2020) advice regarding CO can be found in the BSS document linked below:

BSS’s & MAIB’s latest CO advice

 

Stay Safe and Install your CO alarms.

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*NOTICE ALERT* | SCHEDULED BOSTON BARRIER TESTING

Update correct as of 21/10/2020:

The works for the Boston Barrier project are still on-going. This project is being carried out by contractors on behalf of the Environment Agency and is located on the River Witham, near Boston Lock.

Boaters are advised that routine testing of the Boston Barrier is scheduled to be carried out. This will mean that the Barrier will be in the raised CLOSED position between the stated times on the following dates:

23rd October. 15:40-21:40

24th October. 16:40-22:40

25th October. 1715-23:15

This is approximately three hours either side of Low Water on the PM tide. The riverside Barrier information boards will indicate to boaters that the barrier has been closed.

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The Boating Association’s AGM To Be Held Online

Due to the on-going situation this year, the Committee has decided to hold the AGM via a teleconference. If you have an item for discussion, please email it to the Chairman at the following email address: chairman@theboatingassociation.co.uk

We hope you appreciate our predicament and understand we are still working for all fellow boaters behind the scenes.

Stay Safe Everybody.

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*UPDATE* | CROMWELL LOCK, NAVIGATION LIMITATION

Cromwell Lock will now be manned each day between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, for those who make prior bookings. If you have not made a booking, it currently cannot be guaranteed that there will be a lock keeper on duty for you.

For passage through the Lock, please book with the Tidal Lock Keeper on site. All bookings should be given with at least 24 hours’ notice.

Please continue to follow the government’s advice – stay alert, control the virus, save lives.

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The Easing Of Lockdown Measures And What That Means For Boaters

The Government has today announced measures to continue the easing of lockdown. Importantly, this means that from Saturday 4 July all boaters in England will be able to stay overnight on their boats.

While longer journeys are now possible, and navigations are open in full, please bear in mind that booking for some passages and services will be required. Anything that is likely to affect your boating will be listed on the CRT website: https://bit.ly/3etLEDd

In Wales, you can go out on your boat if you can do it locally. This generally means not travelling further than five miles to where your boat is moored. There should be no overnight stays on boats, no landing in any place beyond the immediate local area and a return to the point of departure. The restrictions on staying local could be lifted on Monday 6 July, if conditions allow, and we will update further when this is confirmed.

Stay Safe, and Happy Boating.

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