There has been a temporary suspension of Boat Safety Scheme examinations
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on the 23rd of March 2020 regarding the
UK’s response to the coronavirus crisis, the joint owners of the Boat Safety
Scheme (BSS) are allowing a temporary extension to safety certificates for crafts requiring an examination before 14 April 2020.
Any future changes will be reviewed in respect of the Government’s most up
to date advice and the BSS, owners will advise boat owners accordingly. In the meantime, Navigation Authorities and licensing bodies will maintain a record of BSS extensions. Boat owners are advised to check any implications for their boat’s insurance cover linked to the temporary waiver of BSS Certification with their broker or underwriter.
For more information visit the Boat Safety Scheme website.
Passage through Cromwell lock will be limited to essential movement to reach facilities or relocate, and will only be available on a booked basis.
This is effective on the:
Location: Cromwell Lock
Startting At: Lock 15, Cromwell Lock – Top Chamber
Ending At: Lock 15, Cromwell Lock – Bottom Chamber
From Wednesday 25 March 2020 until further notice
Please make contact on either 0303 040 4040 or by emailing
essential travel only.
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CO Safety Check Quiz
The link above directs readers to a PDF of the Carbon Monoxide safety quiz. The Boating Association would love to know if you were able to achieve 100% in this quiz (no boxes being ticked) by commenting below how you did.
If you require a free copy of the Carbon Monoxide Safety On Boats booklet please
make your request to The Boating Association.
The link above directs readers to a PDF paper published by the Inland Waterways Association in which they theorise about potential greener propulsion methods for boats in the future.
This is not a technical paper and is laid out with clear headings and subheadings for ease of reading. The Boating Association are just wanting to get you thinking. If anyone has ideas regarding greener propulsion for steel or fibreglass crafts please feel free to let us know by commenting on this post, so we can see that it is passed on.
Alternatively, if you prefer to voice your opinion privately feel free to email it to your chairmen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Boston lock CRT have provided their lockkeepers with a new phone number, which is the following: 07387050967