There are 2 yellow Ribcraft ribs with pod seats that run from Cardiff the name of the company is Bay Island Voyages .. I was in the locks at the Cardiff Barrage on Saturday with both of their boats and could not but notice how un professional they were, there were 2 drivers and 1 crew all sat on the back of the boat smoking cigarettes with no lifejackets on all quite "chavy" looking which i thought was not the right impression you should be giving off as a commercial skipper... when i got home that evening i thought i would have a look at their website just to have a look at what they do so i searched for them in google and i came across this
I am not surprised something like this has happened to them with the quality of driving I saw from them that day it was reckless !! I will be writing to the MCA and RYA to voice my concerns.
Last night i went to our local yacht club and was chatting with a few members and apparently it is not the first accident they have only 3 months ago they ran aground on rocks with a school group onboard people like this should not be able to operate.
There are 2 companies that offer trips from Cardiff Bay one being the above mentioned company and the other being a company called Cardiff Sea Safaris i have spoken to people about cardiff Sea Safaris and i am told they are a very professional outfit who have been running for a number of years and they run very high spec boats with professional skippers which i thought was fair
I just want to know what other commercial operators think of this and what can be done about it ?