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SOLAS vessels to report

Posted on: 01/05/2008

In a further announcement MCA has stated that as from 1st January 2008 all SOLAS vessels on long range voyages (defined as in non A1 areas, ie...

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Radar reflectors should be permanently mounted

Posted on: 01/05/2008

In a recent MGN (Marine Guidance Notice) MCA state that: 1. ‘It is strongly recommended that yachtsmen permanently install, not just carry a radar...

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The Queen and RATS inspect Galatea

Posted on: 01/05/2008

Representatives from RATS were invited to visit the new Trinity House tender, GALATEA, when she was in London alongside HMS BELFAST, to be named by...

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Coastal marina sector worth over £500 million to UK economy

Posted on: 01/05/2008

A new comprehensive study of coastal marinas in the UK and Channel Islands has revealed the vital role played by marinas in economic development. The...

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The end of TBT

Posted on: 01/05/2008

The use of TBT (tributyltin) antifouling banned for use on leisure craft, but not commercially since the eighties, because of its harmful affects...

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Automatic Identification System (Class B) for Non-Solas Vessels

Posted on: 09/03/2008

This MIN (Marine Information Notice) is published for information. RATS would be interested to hear from members about their experiences with...

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