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AIS checks

Posted on: 29/04/2019

Following our piece last month on VHF radio checks, RATS has come across the use of National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) stations to check AIS...

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VHF Radio Checks – who should you call?

Posted on: 06/04/2019

As the 2019 UK sailing season approaches, members are reminded that the MCA have confirmed that radio checks with HMCG should not be a first resort...

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How could a no-deal Brexit affect cruising yachtsmen?

Posted on: 07/01/2019

A list of actions for immediate consideration has been compiled by the Cruising Association's Regulatory & Technical Services (RATS) Committee...

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EU Tariffs on the import of US Yachts

Posted on: 17/12/2018

Buying a boat from the United States? Watch out for extra duty, say RATS Did you know that for the last few months, many US-made items –...

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Red Diesel Use in the EU

Posted on: 22/11/2018

UPDATE: 22/11/2018 - Update on Government response to EU ruling: Boating sector meets with HMRC to discuss Red Diesel The press release agreed by...

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After Brexit: Effects on healthcare and EHIC

Posted on: 07/11/2018

CA’s RATS (Regulations and Technical Services Group) is actively examining the myriad of issues that may affect CA members post-Brexit, one of...

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VHF Radio Checks - who should you call

Posted on: 25/07/2018

The Cruising Association’s RATS (Regulations and Technical Services) Committee has been in discussion with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA)...

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News alert from Trinity House: Differential GPS user survey

Posted on: 09/07/2018

The General Lighthouse Authorities of the UK and Ireland are conducting a survey to gauge current and future user requirements for their Differential...

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Failure of throw bag rescue line

Posted on: 18/06/2018

RATS draws the attention of Members to this important MAIB report, attached below. and for them to consider the points in it if they have these or...

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Red Diesel Use in the EU

Posted on: 26/04/2018

window.location.href = "/rats/red_diesel_use_in_EU" UPDATE: 26/04/2018 - Development of the use of red diesel with Belgian authorities...

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