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Old 23 April 2019, 09:18   #1
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New Speed limit on Strait - Beaumaris

7 knots as per the picture

Should just be for all the commercial operators.

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Old 23 April 2019, 12:20   #2
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How would a speed limit for commercial operations that didn't apply to recreation users make it safe for passengers disembarking on the pier?
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It’s for all users.
To be fair, after mooring up there friday and watching the world go by for a couple of hours i’m not surprised that a speed restriction has been put into place.
It seemed to be the playground for rib ride companies to prat around doing donuts ect and darting in front of on coming vessels in close proximity
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I'm not supprised it's happening. I grew up in Menai Bridge and spent a lot of time out on the water. I go back to visit my family every year and I've watched the increase in high speed RIB rides being offered.

See these video's:







They are sure going over 8knts...
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Might as well sit in front of a fan......for all the fun it is.....

However I do feel sorry for the company who have invested heavily in their business with support of the govt to now be restricted in such a way.

If your going to actively promote Adrenalin sports rather than basket weaving and tea drinking then you need to follow it up....
https://tradeandinvest.wales/inside-story/rib-ride

As far as I know there have been no incidents or issues with the commercial operators?
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However I do feel sorry for the company who have invested heavily in their business with support of the govt to now be restricted in such a way.
Is the restriction zone that big?
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Might as well sit in front of a fan......for all the fun it is.....

However I do feel sorry for the company who have invested heavily in their business with support of the govt to now be restricted in such a way.

If your going to actively promote Adrenalin sports rather than basket weaving and tea drinking then you need to follow it up....
https://tradeandinvest.wales/inside-story/rib-ride

As far as I know there have been no incidents or issues with the commercial operators?
Was wondering about this. Saw the restriction bouys on the way past this last weekend. The buoyed area is much larger than what's shown above though. The bouy I saw was just off Gallows Point as far as I remember.

I can kind of see the point of it because it's a bit of a choke point there, especially at the lower end of the tide. Bit of a ball-ache though.
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I didn't see anything when we past there, but there again I wasn't looking for anything as I didn't know about this at the time there may be the odd issue, but to be fair all of the commercial operators I see out on The Straits are very good a keeping clear of other boats and slowing down when necessary, or even stopping to help out, the muscle boats seems to cause more of a wake than anything else around there!!
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If you refer to the Maritime Dept outputs you will see that 8 knot limit applies to mooring field not the channel.
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