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Red Diesel Use in the EU

Posted on: 01/08/2019

RATS has been campaigning on the red diesel issue over a number of years. To read all our older news items on the topic, go to https://www.theca.org....

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HMRC consultation on the future of red diesel

Posted on: 17/07/2019

The Cruising Association urges UK boaters to respond to HMRC consultation on the future of red diesel IIn 2018 the Court of Justice of the...

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Red Diesel Use in the EU Campaign Archive

Posted on: 27/06/2019

RATS has been campaigning on the red diesel issue over a number of years. This page includes all our older news items on the topic. For the most...

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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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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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