1) No garbage of any description should be dumped overboard from any vessel. Please make sure you bag it up and dispose of it ashore in the appropriate place.
2) Make sure that you regularly inspect your mooring tackle for any signs of corrosion or wear and make sure it is clearly marked.
3) Make sure that before you set off on any voyage you have adequate lifesaving equipment and flares.
4) Always check weather forecasts before you make way.
5) Tides will be affected by rainfall, pressure systems and onshore/offshore winds.
6) Be on the lookout for Distress signals.
7) Observe all speed limits.
8) Leaving and Entering Harbour.
a) All vessels entering the harbour approaches and harbour basins from seaward have the right of way.
b) Always navigate to starboard and pass vessels down your port when in a head-on situation. Unless standing-off for a vessel which is attempting to moor-up.
c) If leaving your mooring and making way to exit the harbour; stand-off to all vessels, maneuvering to moor-up.
d) When entering into the blind bend in the narrow channel of the harbour approaches from harbour or seaward side sound your horn; whistle or sound making device with one prolonged blast. MSN1781 Rules 33(b), 34(e)
e) If you hear a prolonged blast from a horn, whistle or sound making device whilst entering into the blind bend in the narrow channel of the harbour approaches reply to it with one prolonged blast from your horn; whistle or sound making device. MSN1781 Rules 33(b), 34(e) Note: a prolonged blast is four (4) to Six (6) seconds.
9) You are advised for your Safety when leaving harbour; making way to sea to call the Coastguard; let them know who you are, what you are doing i.e “fishing in the local area” or “making way to St Ives” etc. Also what time you expect to return or arrive at your destination; having done this make sure you call them and let them know that you have returned back to harbour or arrived at your new destination and also if you are running late.
10) Please take note: Porteath Harbour Association has a Duty of Care to its membership therefore for your safety and the safety of others you may be advised for any reason not to ‘take to’ or’ make way’ to sea by one or more or its Officers. failure to comply with the Associations Officers request is likely to void any insurances you may have; should you, any person/s accompanying you or your vessel be unfortunate to be involved in any incident whilst at sea or in the harbour basins and harbour approaches.
11) Please take note: Porteath Harbour Association has a Duty of Care to its membership therefore for your own safety and the safety of others; the Association reminds members that skippers and their vessels should meet and comply with all current government body laws and legislation related to skippers and their vessels maritime activities.