The Merchant Navy Association Seavue Watchkleepers Afloat Reporting Scheme is delighted to announce that an Alliance has been formed with Sea Safety Group. Click on the icon above for more information.
The NSBA’s objectives are to serve and protect the interests of those who use the Broads, whether they are rowing, canoeing, windsurfing, sailing, motor-boating or just ‘messing about in boats’. The Association provides a website and newsletters, produces the Green Book and coordinates the Regattas and Open Meetings of its affiliated clubs. It lobbies to promote and serve the interests of Broads boaters and is consulted on many issues by the Government, the Broads Authority and the RYA, as illustrated by its website and newsletters. It promotes competitive sailing in its own events for juniors and experienced sailors. More information HERE
The Civil Air Patrol in the United Kingdom was formed in Yorkshire in the year 2000. Since then it has become one of the largest voluntary air observation organizations in Europe with over 200 members and over 70 aircraft belonging to operational units in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Find out more by clicking on their logo.
Civil Air Patrol
Affiliation With Other Safety Authorities
Sea Safety Group UK
MNABC in Alliance with Sea Safety Group UK
St Monans Coastwatch Station
St Monans Coastwatch Scotland Unit is based in the East Neuk of Fife at St Monans Windmill Coastwatch Lookout. Station Manager is John Kinsman former Auxiliary Coastguard at Elie Station with 8 years expereince. Deputy Station Manager is Anne Kinsman. Volunteer Watchkeepers are Kevin McBain, Elaine Young and Charlie Burton. The area covered by St Monans Coastwatch Unit is from Anstruther to Elie Ness. It monitors all shipping movements in the Firth of Forth, provides safety cover on beaches, coastal and cliffs paths and back up for SAR units if and when required. St Monans is one of five units based in Scotland and England, (IRVINE ARYSHIRE, TAY (DUNDEE), FORTH BOWNESS, FORTH/ST.MONANS and BERWICK-ON-TWEED. All Units monitor the Emergency Marine Channel 16. Click on the banner above for more information.
SEAFARERS AFLOAT home of The Merchant Navy Association Boat Club Supporting the RNLI ‘Respect the Water’ Campaign
In 2018 a new joint working relationship between the MNA Boat Club and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) was agreed. The RNLI extended an invitation for the MNABC to participate in promoting the its “Respect the Water” campaign, aimed at significantly reducing the 200 plus fatalities each year as a result of drowning, with the purpose of extending it to inland waterways as well. Steve Instance, a RNLI Community Safety Partner said “I am delighted to be working alongside the MNA with this initiative. We have a variety of ways of promoting our safety messages, but nothing beats a face to face conversation with a knowledgeable person. MNA members acting as RNLI Community Safety Volunteers will be able to pass on their experience and knowledge to others in order to save more lives around our coasts and waterways.” It has now been agreed that all members of the MNA should be invited to take on the role of RNLI Community Safety Volunteer (CSVs) for all the inland waterways of the UK and Ireland – e.g. rivers, canals, lakes, The Broads, The Fens, etc. Anyone interested will be offered an opportunity to join with their local RNLI Community Safety Team. Further information HERE
Norfolk and Suffolk Boating Association (NSBA)
Subsequent to launching our Seavue Watchkeepers Afloat Scheme in February 2014, discussions have been ongoing to see if it can be further developed by setting up alliances with organisations having similar interests. At present informal alliances have been have been agreed with the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads Association (NSBA), Sea Safety Group and St Monan’s (Fife, Scotland) Coastwatch station - see below. Encouraging support has also been received from other organisations including the Civil Air Patrol, MCA, Trinity House and the MVS. Contact has been established with groups such as the NCI and the Coastguard Association with whom it is hoped further co-operation arrangements can be agreed in due course.