Friday, 4 April 2014

A busy start to the season

It has been a busy week for us, and these are just a few of the things we have been up to on the Broads.

The weekend started with a call saying that some ponies had escaped and were loose on the A 1062 at Ludham. The team were called out and the ponies were safely rounded up without any incident.

At Gt Yarmouth Yacht Station three life rings were vandalised and at Norwich Yacht Station a life ring was thrown on the roof of the building.

A day boat was towed from St Benet’s moorings back to Wroxham after the steering became defective, and a small diesel spill was dealt with in Horning.

The seasonal staff returned this week and there have been three days of intensive updating and training. The training included hazardous boat inspections, Whitlingham byelaws and risk assessments. Everyone is very much looking forward to the summer season.

Enquiries are underway following a motor vessel moored on a demasting mooring on the River Ant which caused problems for a yacht crew.

And finally, this Saturday 5 April starting at 10am we will be holding a Super Safety Day at St Benet’s Abbey moorings.

The rangers are to be joined by Steve Birtles our Head of Safety Management and we will be undertaking checks for speed, tolls offences and will be conducting hazardous boat checks.

It gives us a good chance to talk to visitors and locals alike and we look forward to meeting you and hearing your comments and questions. John Packman, the Chief Executive of the Broads Authority will also be in attendance.

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