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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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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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Notice : Selby Bypass swing bridge

Canal & River Trust have been informed by North Yorkshire Council that the A63 Selby Bypass swing bridge is presently unable to swing due to a hydraulic fault. Repairs are underway but may take up to two weeks to complete. … Continue reading

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Abstracted safety data from the Boat Safety Scheme 2015 Annual report of incidents and accidents

During the year there was 8 people killed in boating activities on inland waterways or related coastal activity. Of 7 MOB incidents 3 were whilst the boats were mooring or in locks. We are aware of these dangers but don’t … Continue reading

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Warning to boaters regarding fishing line at head height

Warning to boaters on behalf of Marnham Boat Club Please be aware of the danger of strong fishing lines at head height across the river. Enclosed below is an extract on the subject. Two lines can just be seen in … Continue reading

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