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1st April brings in new Boat Safety Scheme requirements

From the 1st April 2019 a carbon monoxide alarm will be required on all boats in scope of the Boat Safety Scheme (BSS) requirements that have accommodation spaces. BSS Certifications will not be issued to boats without suitable alarms. Carbon … Continue reading

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PLATINUM RALLY

Following a very fruitful committee meeting on the 24th March, rally preparations are being finalised! We are keen to hear from volunteers prepared to help out over the weekend. Nothing too taxing, just help to share the workload. If so … Continue reading

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Non-native Invasive Species, Floating Pennywort found in River Witham

Floating Pennywort has been discovered on the Witham system for the first time, this invasive non‐native  species can cause issues by blocking out light, causing deoxygenation and blocking air breathing insects. In  addition the plant can form large mats which can become very dense. The species spreads from plant  fragments so it’s important not to try not to break up any patches as this can aid and speed up its spread. If you see any Floating Pennywort on the River Witham please report it by calling the Environment Agency’s  Incident Hotline 0800 80 70 60. The characteristic leaves and growth help to make this plant easy to identify. It is found mostly in the south-east of England and occasionally in the north-west of England and Wales. Spreading rapidly. … Continue reading

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New requirements for CO alarms for boats with accomodation for BSS

Following the public consultation in Autumn 2018 on proposed changes to the Boat Safety Scheme (BSS) the BSS Management Committee has decided that new BSS Requirements for carbon monoxide (CO) alarms on boats will be introduced from April 2019. Strong … Continue reading

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CO alarms save lives!

“If you have any fuel burning appliances aboard, an engine or generator, fit a suitable audible carbon monoxide alarm for an added re-assurance.” – Boat Safety Scheme Boaters are being urged to install a carbon monoxide alarm as the save … Continue reading

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