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Pre boarding Security

Pre boarding Security

SECURITY MEASURES AGAINST COVID-19

ACCESS CONTROL AND PRE-BOARDING:

  • The temperature will be taken from all persons who are going to board the boat, by means of a laser temperature meter. The temperature should be less than 37ºC.
  • It will be verified that none of the passengers or guests have symptoms (cough, respiratory problems).
  • If you have a fever or any other symptom you will not be able to board.

 

PERSONAL HYGIENE OF THE CREW, TOURISTS AND GUESTS:

  • Hands should be cleaned with the alcohol-based solution when boarding
  • Avoid touching your nose and mouth. If you do, you should wash your hands again with plenty of soap and hot water.
  • When coughing or sneezing they should avoid putting their hand, and cover it with their elbow or with a disposable handkerchief which should be thrown away immediately after use in a container provided for this purpose.
  • Avoid the use of rings and bracelets for better hygiene.
  • Avoid shaking hands in greetings as well as any physical contact.
  • Try to keep a safe distance (2 m) if the activity allows it.

 

FISHING TOURISM ALEGRIA WILL PROVIDE THEM:

  • Alcohol-based gel or wipes.
  • Masks (if there is a case of not being able to maintain the safety distance).
  • Disposable tissues.

This boat has been disinfected according to established protocols.

Security rules and compulsory recommendations for the passengers before sailing under the category of Tourist angling and Sailing Tourism – Security chat

This document is a type of “Users manual” with the precautions to keep in mind before sailing under the category of Tourist angling – Sailing Tourism and we recommend that our clients read same carefully.

 

Security chat of the boat “ N’Alegria” prior to departure

On arrival to the fishing boat, boarding will take place with a  boarding plank securely connected to the boat and before leaving port, the skipper will explain the security and health equipment available onboard the fishing boat (life jackets, radio beacon, life rafts and first aid kit) After this a visit will take place of the boat in which will be shown the placement of the two rafts for six people in each and that are on top of the hood and the fire extinguishers that are placed on the bridge and deck, also an explanation will be given concerning exergency proceedure, both for abandoning the ship, fire, or man overboard, showing a meeting point that will be between the bridge and before the winch in the case of incident or accident. Finally are detailed below all the protocols.

Once the security chat has finished, a visit will be made to each area of the boat and an explanation will be given as to where the visitors should place themselves depending on the fishing activity to take place in each moment of Angling fishing or Sailing Tourism:

1.- Throwing the line: Tourists in security area (bridge, dining room, hood…)

2.- Wheel in (hauling out fishing line, fish trap or net): Restricted areas: windlass, bow and starboard areas, cables, ropes and nets

3.- Preparing fishing tackle: Restricted areas: Bow and starboard areas, widlass, cables, ropes and nets.

More details concerning where the tourists should be placed whilst fishing and sailing in the boat plan at the end of this document.

Once the chat has finished the tourists will be given a life jacket to be put on before the boat starts sailing and must remain on at all times until the day has ended and the tourists disembark. The skipper will check that the life jackets are correctly fitted

 

Compulsory security rules and basic security recommendations on board the boat N’Alegria

Prevention of falling over board

People accidentially falling over board into the water is one of the main causes of death at sea; to the risk that this takes place unnoticed and, consequently necessary help is not given, must be added that of suffering hypothermia for being a long time in the water.

We would please request that you do not enter the non authorized areas in the boat for the clients of tourist angling as a serious accident could occur and place in jeopardy your life.

In the case of someone falling overboard (P.O.B), the crew must be advised immediately and at no time should one lose sight of the victim until relieved by a member of the crew in order that the skipper can manoeuvre the boat and proceed to save the victim. If you are the person who falls overboard, please do not swim towards the coast unless you are very near to a safe place and float as still as possible in the water with knees bent up against your chest and hands under the life jacket until the boat throws you a lifebelt and picks you up.

Precautions designed to avoid falling overboard

  • Move around the boat with your body inclined towards the center of same.
  • Anticipate the movements of the boat watching the sea.
  • Always hold onto solid parts of the boat.
  • Use shoes with non-slip soles.
  • Put on the life jacket and harness before going on deck. In all cases, always use both elements in the case of bad weather. Occasionally check the stanchions, holding ropes and achorage points of the harness’s.
  • In any case, tie up firmly.
  • Avoid bodily necessities overboard as the boat has a bathroom.
  • Do not run on deck.
  • Do not swim at sea without someone watching out and without a Ladder to come aboard.
  • Do not sleep in the bath of the boat.

Action in the case of falling overboard

The actions herewith mentioned, only as a guidance, are almost instant and simulaneous; On our boat the skipper aboard will decide, depending on the circumstances, what is most convenient in each case. Due to the speed of this manoeuvre, we strongly recommend you follow the instructions of the skipper and if you receive no specific instruction follow these steps:

  • Shout “man overboard” and control the time that passes advising the Skipper or Sailor immediately.
  • Immediately throw out a lifebelt.
  • If possible, launch a smoke signal or flare.
  • Name someone TO NOT TAKE THEIR EYES OFF THE CASTAWAY AT ANY TIME, pointing him out.
  • Note down hour and minute of the fall, course and position.
  • Throw into the sea floating objects to mark the wake, if we haven’t already altered course.
  • Send a message ‘PAN’ / ‘PAN’ if the skipper has not done so and if you have basic understanding of VHF

Never jump into the sea to rescue the victim unless you are well tied to the boat with a long rope and without your life jacket.

What is to be done in the case of fire aboard

If a fire is discovered aboard, please immediately advise any member of the crew, keep calm and join the rest of your Friends or tourists at the meeting point previously established and await instructions. The crew will use the fire extinguishers on board to quench the fire and they will actívate the remaining fire-prevention measures.

What to do in the case of boarding or collision by another boat:

Collisions are always dangerous. The prevention, through the strict compliance of the Rule to avoid the collisions of 1972 is the best measure to avoid same and this will be taken care of by the professional crew of the boat.

In the case of collision, you as a Tourist, and should the boats be together, assess the damages and correction measures that can be taken out before starting the separation consulting in all cases any action with the Skipper. If the damage be irrecoverable or its repair or attenuation ‘in situ’ be very difficult, the Skipper will indicate the preparations to abandon ship that will be explained further on.

In the case of a water leakage, the automatic water pump will start working.

Give all help possible to the other boat as indicated by the Skipper.

Rules and instructions concerning abandon of the boat in the case of sinking

In the case of a water leakage with the risk of sinking and the boat must be abandoned you will be advised of this measure either verbally, by seven short and one long whistle blow or by the continuous ringing of the alarm bell. At this stage of the visit the Captain will make a demonstration.

The passengers will go to the meeting point established previously in a orderly manner and will only leave the boat when the Captain says so or the person in charge as shown in the Duty Chart of the boat.

The crew will assist you to board the life rafts.

If it be necessary to jump into the water, please place yourself at the Edge of the deck, check there is nothing below, cover nose and mouth, look to the front, hold the life jacket in front with arms crossed towards your shoulders, keep your feet together and jump with one foot in front

Preparations for abandoning the boat

  • The skipper will proceed with sending an SOS, as per radio proceedings. The radio beacon is activated.
  • The boat will stop (if the raft is thrown into the water, it could be lost).
  • Prepare rafts, rings, lifejackets and whatever material needs to be evacuated, INCLUDING THE RADIO BEACON.
  • Wrap up warm. Change heavy shoes for lighter ones.
  • Correctly adjust the life jacket.
  • Directly board the raft if possible. After boarding all the material and checking that all crew is on board, cut the guy rope that holds us to the boat.
  • If one has to jump into the water, do so standing straight up, clutching the life jacket, covering nose and mouth.
  • Share out pills for sea sickness. Secure all material. Bail out and dry the inside of the raft.
  • Obey watch shifts as indicated to you.
  • Cast out the floating anchor.
  • If a member of the crew or a person on board is adrift and far from the raft:
    • If the raft has oars, row to them after collecting the floating anchor.
    • Throw a floating rope with a buoy on its end.
    • If a long way from the boat, send someone to find them, taking the following precautions:
      • He must remain tied to the raft with a rope.
      • He should  swim to leeward of the raft, and if possible, using a neopreno suit or a survival suite.

Contents of a single survival backpack

A small backpack, not too heavy, can become our most useful instrument in the case of abandoning ship.

The contents of the backpack should be basic as follows:

  • First aid kit that is on board
  • Change of clothing
  • Stainless Steel pocket knife
  • Bottle of water
  • Food
  • Torch
  • Cords and ropes of different lengths
  • Rubbish bags of different sizes

Explanation of danger Signs at sea:

(Signs imposed in the International Rules to avoid boardings or collisions, 1972)

  1. The following signs used and shown together or separate, indicate danger and the need of help:
    1. A gun fire or other explosive sign, repeated at intervals of approx one minute.
    2. A continuous sound produced by any fog signal machine.
    3. Flares or grenades that issue red stars, launched one by one at short intervals;
    4. A signal issued by any system of signals consisting of in the group …-… (SOS) of the Morse Code;
    5. A signal issued by radiotelephony with the word ‘Mayday’;
    6. The danger signal NC of the International Code Signals;
    7. A signal consisting of a square flag that has above or below same a ball or similar object;
    8. Flames on board (such as those produced when alight a barreLof tar, petrol, etc);
    9. A rocket-flare with parachute or a hand flare producing a red light;
    10. A smoke sign producing a thick orange cloud of smoke;
    11. Slow repeated movements, raising and lowering the arms extended sideways;
    12. The radiotelephony alarm sign (Two tones transmitted alternately at a frequence of 2.200 Hz and 1.300 Hz for the length of 30 seconds to a minute).
    13. Signals sent by radio beacons tracing accidents. (This may be the signal described in the above number or a series of sole tones at the frequence of 1.300 Hz).
  2. It is forbidden to use or display any of the previous signals, except to indicate danger and the need of help, and to use any signal that could be confused with those above.
  3. Please remember the section corresponding to the Guide of search and rescue for merchant ships, as well as the following signals:
    1. A piece of Orange canvas with a black square and a circle or another relevant symbol (for identification from the sky).
    2. A coloured mark from the sea.

Remember that the Sea Rescue Centers, the Telephone Coastal Radio Stations and the sailing vessels are listening to the frequencies and international rescue channels (channel 16 and channel 70 LSD in VHF, and 2.182 Khz and 2.187,5 Khz LSD on MW) 24 hours of the day, every day of the year. If you use a VHF, apart from communicating you can be located through a direction finder.

At the same time, you have at your disposal an emergency free of charge telephone (900 202 202) for use in alarms for people that from land can warn a situation of danger at sea (sightings of flares, families who have not received notification from people on board pleasure boats, etc).

Rules concerning the use of Life Rafts

  • The rafts are to be found on the roof of the cabin either side of the boat hut and will be blown open by the Skipper or the sailor.
  • If they need to be used read well the instructions of use, collect the material to be evacuated (without forgetting the radio beacon of the boat) and tie the retention rope to the boat.
  • Try not to get wet on boarding the raft and cut the retention rope at the last moment before abandoning the boat.
  • Once on board, check its state (inflation, valves), fasten the material and spread out well the weight. Cast out the floating anchor.
  • Share out pills against sea sickness and allocate watch hours. Activate the radio beacon if not already done.

Rules concerning compulsory use of Life Jackets

  • The life jackets are auto-inflating in the case of falling overboard and have a Radio beacon for quick location
  • Additionally there are more auxiliary life jackets in the case of being needed
  • Children must use life jackets according to their size.
  • From the moment of boarding the life jacket must always be worn for your security.

Rules concerning the use of safety harness’s on board in the case of bad weather:

  • Get used to the use of the harness and adapt same to your size and your movements in the case of bad weather
  • Hold onto your harness if the weather worsens. Avoid the accident of falling overboard.
  • Comprising of a tape, instead of a rope that is fastened to your harness so you may freely move around the authorized areas on deck

Rules concerning the prevention of waste or objects into the sea:

It is forbidden to throw into the sea:

  • Plastics, bottles, cans, packings and containers.
  • Oils and fuel waste or other hydrocarbons.
  • Oily waters.
  • Food remains less than 12 miles from the coast.
  • The release of shredded food is not allowed when the boat is les than 12 miles from the coast (the food must not be contained in plastic bags).

Advise about emergency sea Communications in the case of warnings, urgency and help at sea:

Helpful advise concerning communications during sailing.

Requesting help

The proceedure and rules, as follows, are compulsory in the Sea Mobile Service their object being that of allowing the exchange of messages between stations and to allow the efficient reception of a message of danger.

The frequencuies for the calls and traffic of assistance in telephony are in VHF 156,8 Mhz (Channel 16) and in MW, 2.182 Khz. Selective Digital Call (LSD), are in VHF 156.525 Mhz (Channel 70), and MW 2.187,5 Khz.

The length of the communication in the help channels, except in the situation of danger, are limited to the absolute mínimum to establish contact and agree to the channel of work, and should be no longer than one minute.

It is forbidden any broadcasting that may cause detrimental interference in the communications of help, warnings, urgency or security and in particular:

  • Useless broadcasting
  • Broadcasting of false or misleading signals
  • Broadcasting of signals and superfluous correspondence

Broadcasting of signals without identification

Messages to broadcast by radiophony

There exist three levels of messages for help, depending on the seriousness of the situation:

1.º Danger: MAYDAY repeated three times and pronounced ‘MEDÉ’ allows us to advise of serious and imminent danger.

  • Rules of use:
    • Only to be used in the case of needing immediate help.
    • For its broadcast, the frequencies 2.182 Khz and/or channel 16 of VHF are used.
    • One must speak clearly and slowly, pronouncing the numbers and letters one by one.
    • If there is a problema of languages, then the International Signal Code should be used.

The coastal stations of the Telephone Sea Service and Rescue Centers are listening 24 hours a day and every day of the year.

However, if we listen from our boat to a call of help and we see that this does not receive an answer, we will use our radio to make a call of help to the possible receivers listening and will proceed to the area of the call.

  • Contents of the message:
    • Name of the boat.
    • Location (coordinates or bearing and distance).
    • Reason for call of help.

The calls of help MAYDAY have certain rules that should be known by people on board pleasure boats:

  • SILENCE MAYDAY: signal with which the boat (or the receiving station) may enforce silence to all boats broadcasting on that frequence.
  • SILENCE FINI: indicates the end of silence.
  • PRUDENCE: allows the traffic to resume, but in a restricted manner.
  • MAYDAY RELÉ: signal used by a station that knows that a boat is in danger but cannot broadcast; or that requires help and he cannot go to help, he has not heard the acknowledgement of receipt of a third station.

2º Urgency: ‘PAN-PAN’: is used to broadcast urgent messages concerning the safety of a boat or people, although there does not exist serious or immediate danger.

This has priority over all broadcasts, except those of danger.

3º Safety: ‘SECURITÉ, SECURITÉ, SECURITÉ’: is used to broadcast messages concerning the safety of sailing or important weather notices.

Sensible use of these messages:

  • It must be very clear that these codes must be used sensibly in order that the help be that corresponding in each case.
  • For example, if there is a breakdown in our engine, we cannot sail due to lack of wind, etc. and we need to receive the corresponding assistance, we should broadcast a message of ‘urgency’ and not one of ‘danger’.

In the case of any doubt or question please contact the crew on board who are at your disposal.

Thank you