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Old 17 March 2011, 18:16   #11
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Raising awareness

The intention to update anyone interested

The golden rule accepted is always don't have the accident.

A guidance notice is just that but consider the consequence to business of having to advise customers that they are inappropriately dressed without a suitable suit. The customer is either likely to expect to be provided with suitable clothing (or the boat to be carrying such) or walk away.

Immersion suits for children, I stand corrected however as a commercial operator three issues immediately spring to mind
1. The cost implication to have 12 suits aboard
2. The appropriate correct storage implication of expensive suits
3. Carrying sufficient stock to cover the range of customers visiting our passenger operation. Customers range from 5 years old to 'super giants' who will be in excess of 25 stone.
3. carrying the suitable lifejackets relative to the customer following the donning of the suit.
The local 'ferry' is brown/yellow code <12 passengers. We call it a ferry but it operates as a small commercial vessel.

Members of Argyll Charter Boat Association and the Professional Boatman's Association are expressing concern. Raising operator awareness in all related sectors is considered important
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Old 18 March 2011, 07:36   #12
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Hello

Totally agree with you Tony its crazy that boat holding more than 12 pax doesn’t apply.
This is going to hit small operators hard with the cost of getting the suits and different sizes, also a small person in a big suit would be very dangerous if in the water.
Hopefully they will see sense.

Cheers Struan
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Old 21 March 2011, 14:53   #13
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If you are following this thread please now refer to MGN 280 22.9.1.2 - Harmonised co

MGN 280 22.9.1.2 - Harmonised code - possible introduction late 2011

This thread has more up to date information and its title is more appropriate
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