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SAFETY ADVICE
The following notices have been issued by the RNLI Central Safety Team giving advice on policy, safety, procedural aspects etc  intended for local safety teams.
From RNLI Central
The RNLI has a “Zero Tolerance” approach to antisocial behaviour, but what does that actually mean?  Find out HERE
Anti-social Behaviour and Zero Tolerance Policy
 At the end of July a new navigation e-Learning course for crew and sea-goers was announced.  Find out more HERE
New e-learning navigational course
The recently published MAIB report on the fishing vessel Louisa, which foundered whilst at anchor, has highlighted a number of issues that might be brought-up during your RNLI preventative activities in coming days..  More details HERE
Life Jacket Issues
From Local Sources
The RNLI and RYA websites contain an abundance of advice regarding all aspects of safety at sea and on land.  Click on the links below for advice on your particular interests.
A PHA  directive regarding kite surfing in Portland Harbour can be read HERE 
Portland Harbour Authority Directive re. Kite Surfing
Last week another customer fell between their boat and the pontoon finger in the Westwey Road marina. The lady was unable to get herself out of the water despite desperate attempts and was rescued by the RNLI Inshore Lifeboat. The following points should be considered by berth-holders:   Do you know where the nearest escape ladder is to your boat? Is it worth leaving a ladder lowered on the stern of your boat in harbour if you have one? Think about following the harbour staff's example by wearing a lifejacket at all times on the pontoons. A customer has also suggested that it could be helpful to know where the closest vessel is with a bathing platform etc. on the stern as this could be used in an emergency to get out. Likewise please familiarise yourself with all emergency equipment on the pontoons. Please act now to ensure you do not find yourself in the same position.  Do not under-estimate the difficulty in getting out of the water when you are shocked and cold.  
Weymouth Harbour Authority Directive re. Pontoon Safety
Border Force newsletter 2/17 can be read HERE 
Border Force Newsletter
WEYMOUTH EVENTS 2017
SAFETY VIDEOS
Cold Water Shock Correct Use of a Lifejacket Angling Body Boardinging Coastal Walking Stand-up Paddleboarding Kitesurfing Kayaking & Canoeing Scuba Diving Surfing Yachting & Motorboating
We have received some exciting news about the broadcast date of the second series of the BBC program Saving Lives at Sea. The first show of this series will air on BBC 2 at 8pm on Wednesday 16 August. Each program will be 1 hour long and the series will run for 12 weeks until Wednesday 1 November. Attached is the RNLI briefing note about the series including the list of stations and beaches featured. As editing for the program is still on-going for the later episodes there may be some additional ones included. Can you please communicate the start date to all members of your branch or stations and any other supporters in the area and encourage them to spread the word? If you are active on social media don’t forget to like and share the RNLI posts on facebook and retweet on twitter. This TV series is a fantastic way to share the incredible lifesaving work that we’re all a part of, and we hope that you’re as excited as we are to hear this news! Kind Regards, Community Support Team
New BBC Series of ‘Saving Lives at Sea
Guide to Lifejackets Better Boating Guide