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Old 27 July 2005, 07:01   #1
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Cowes Fireworks speed limit

This might be of some interest to anyone going to the fireworks this year.

The trouble is, the idiots who will be there won't have seen this.




NOTICE TO MARINERS

No 32 (T) of 2005

Cowes Week Firework Display 2130 hrs Friday 5th August
Temporary 15 knot Speed Limit



This notice is issued jointly with QHM Portsmouth and the Harbour Master, Cowes to advise mariners that a speed limit of 15 knots will be temporarily introduced in the Solent and Southampton Water to ensure safety of navigation for the Cowes Firework display on Friday 5th August 2005. .

The 15 knot speed limit will be in force between 2130hrs and 2300hrs, 5th August 2005.

Mariners are advised that this measure has been introduced to reduce the risk of collision between the many hundreds of small craft, which gather to view the firework display. In previous years collisions have occurred, particularly after the event, which have resulted in serious personal injury to passengers and crews of small craft.

Mariners are reminded of the importance of displaying the correct navigation lights, maintaining a good lookout at all times in all directions, and proceeding at a speed consistent with safe navigation, particularly at the conclusion of the display as spectator craft get underway and return to their home ports.

This notice will be self-canceling on 6th August 2005.
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Old 27 July 2005, 09:12   #2
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Who is going to police it ? MCA osprey ?
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Old 27 July 2005, 09:53   #3
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No idea. But if someone is caught at least they can do something.
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Old 27 July 2005, 10:13   #4
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This limit covers the whole of the Solent and Southampton water no one will take a blind bit of notice once they are a mile or two from Cowes Des
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Perhaps they should be calling for the T200 Ravens (aka traffic wardens) again!

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Old 27 July 2005, 11:59   #6
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Nice one JK I am sure thwy still have the Armbands!

I kinda agree with the speed limitm byr surely at night the colreg that covers travelling at a safe speed demands something around that speed anyway. The problem is when people ignore the law and commomn semse I am not sure that the rehulation has any meaningm although I would support it!

Talking about the MCA did anybody get pulled by them during the T200 events
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....Talking about the MCA did anybody get pulled by them during the T200 events
They do that as well corr times must be hard Des
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