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Old 19 August 2008, 03:55   #31
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Originally Posted by simonnud View Post
Has anyone ever shopped somone in and if so did the MCA do anything about it or can you report to a harbour master
The MCA/Eastleigh Council successfully procecuted Rupert Bonham-Smith for running a charter rib without any coding, the saga is on here if you do a search.

The MCA did have a voluntary list of coded vessels on there old website which responsible owners could apply to have there vessels added to if they wished. Picked up a few enquiries from the website as it gave a point of contact for the owner. However they have revamped the website so can't find it now.

Finally I noticed a poster in the Guardroom of Fort Blockhouse, Gopsort, the other day from the MCA with a contact phone number to report illegal charter boats.


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Old 19 August 2008, 04:09   #32
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Originally Posted by simonnud View Post
Has anyone ever shopped somone in and if so did the MCA do anything about it or can you report to a harbour master
Called it through to the enforcement branch at Southampton and they sent out a local surveyor who inspected the boat and issued a legal warning/caution that remains on the boat/skipper for 5 years.

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Old 25 August 2008, 02:58   #33
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I have no problem with healthy competition but if someone is running without coding and the right insurance then I will and have reported it.

I and all the other people that do it right have invested a lot of money in our companies and I feel it is our duty to ensure that when some charters a boat then they are getting the right stuff.

Properly coded vessel carrying the right kit, properly qualiffied skippers and crew most of all the right insurance.

If someone else wants to invest the time money and effort to do it right in Ramsgate then the very best of luck to them. If they dont then I and the other commercial operators will be on their case!

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