Gillingham Marina Chandlery Safety Weekend 13th & 14th April 2019
15% off Safety Equipment (excludes electronic and pyrotechnic flares, terms and conditions apply)
Saturday- Gift stand for the RNLI Flare Amnesty, Prize Raffle, Free Tea & Coffee
Adam Taylor from Medway Council is looking for volunteers to recover life rings which have been caught under both piers, the life rings cost over £55+ and he’d really like to get some back. Please contact Adam at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help.
The diagnosis only happened after he insisted on a PSA blood test and he is campaigning for routine screening for men in the same way that women are screened. He says many a sailor’s life could be saved, so come on chaps, get a PSA test!
Although many owners of personal watercraft (PWCs or jetskis) are responsible, anyone can see reckless and irresponsible behaviour almost any day on the Medway and the Swale. These craft are usually launched from Commodore’s Hard at Gillingham, where the MSBA has installed a high definition camera (see video above), or near Kingsferry Bridge on the Swale, where jetskiers have regularly tried to sink small craft on the boat club moorings presumably for fun. There have been several life-threatening incidents but the perpetrators are invariably abusive when challenged. At Gillingham the Medway Watersports Centre has had to cancel youth activities because of the jetskiers’ apparently drunken and dangerous behaviour. Peel Ports, as the statutory harbour authority, have a duty to enforce the bye-laws but will not do so unless we report all incidents. Please download the form below and use it to report ALL incidents to the MSBA and we will pass them on to Peel Ports. Email your reports to email@example.com
From 23 May 2018 to 1June 2019 oceanographic recording equipment will be placed on the seabed just NW of the Wreck Exclusion Zone.
The equipment consists of a seabed Lander marked by 3 red buoys and deployed NW of the Wreck Exclusion Zone for the entire period.
Mariners are requested to keep a minimum of 4 cables clear of the exclusion zone marked by the permanent yellow buoys.
John Wall took a video of the police RIB chasing the PWCs up the Medway on 28 April. There is a 6 knot speed limit upstream of Folly Point and the wash from speeding vessels is a danger to boaters in dinghies going to their moorings. The MSBA has a CCTV camera at Gillingham Strand, where the PWCs are usually launched, to monitor antisocial and irresponsible activities on the river.