SAFE NAVIGATION

Safe and correct navigation

Safety at sea is guaranteed by reliable boats and by our prudence. Never forget to check the amount of fuel available before deciding where to go.

For your information, here are some provisions from the Portoferraio Harbour Master’s Ordinance for safe and correct navigation:

– It is forbidden to navigate within a distance of 200 meters from beaches and 100 meters from the cliffs between 8 am and 8 pm.

– The sea areas near sheer coasts can only be crossed by motor or sailing vessels, for the sole purpose of landing, mooring and / or anchoring, as long as the vessels are slow moving and using a course perpendicular to the line of coast, at minimum speed not exceeding three knots, adopting all the necessary precautions to avoid accidents to people and / or things.

– All units are obliged to navigate and transit no less than 100 (one hundred) meters from warning signs (balloons or red flags with white diagonal band hoisted on naval units) indicating the presence of divers.

– Jet skis, as well as similar boats,when navigating must beequipped with individual rescue equipment and only during the day within one mile from the coast. During the period between May 15 and September 30, navigation is allowed at a minimum distance of 400 meters from the coast. During the rest of the year, navigation is allowed at the minimum distance of 300 meters from the coast. The maximum speed allowed is 3 (three) knotswhenheading to the aforementioned navigation areas.

Anchoring the boat.

To anchor a boat safely: after having dropped the anchor and it has reached the bottom of the sea, you need to leave a length of slack rope, equal to three times the rope used to reach the bottom of the sea. Pay special attention when lowering the anchor into the sea, securely hold the rope, to avoid losing the anchor itself.

Mobile phone on board.

If you have a mobile phone, take it with you, there are watertight spaces on board where you can keep it dry. In case of need just a phone our office. We will be able to give you all the information necessary to overcome an ongoing emergency. You can also browse suggestions and information on our website: www.rentboatbagnaia.it

 

Landing on a popular beach.

The popular beaches are equipped with landing corridors. To land, you must enter between the two red buoys topped by a white flag. Go along the corridor keeping to the right, both when entering and exiting. Cruise at a reduced speed below 3 knots. Anchoring is permitted outside the red biconical buoys.

Landing on an isolated beach.

On isolated beaches that are natural and wild there is not a landing corridor. To go ashore you must: 1) Turn off the engine and raise the foot of the outboard motor at 100 meters from the shore. 2) Continue the approach using a paddle. If you want to stay on the beach, the boat must be anchored 100 meters from the shore.

Encounter with a scuba diver.

When you see a diver’s signal, a red flag with a white diagonal on top of a balloon or the same flag displayed on a boat, you must keep a minimum distance of 100 meters. In this specific case it is necessary to reduce your speed.

Signal buoys.

For all warning signals (buoys) in the sea placed to indicate dangers (shallow waters, rocks, etc.) you must go past the signal, on the side towards the open sea at a distance of not less than 100 meters. It is absolutely forbidden to pass between the warning signal and the coast.

 

Safety equipment.

For boats with engines up to 40 HP, the safety equipment is for navigation under one nautical mile (1,850 meters) from the coast. A greater distance from the coast is not allowed. For boats with engines over 40 HP the on-board equipment is for navigation under three nautical miles (5,550 meters) from the coast. A greater distance from the coast is not allowed.