Advice when migrants spotted

Jul 18, 2015 by Guest Writer

The Professional Yachting Association has distributed a memo to advise yacht captains how to handle interactions with migrants in the Med this summer.

The 20-page Aide Memoire shows where the highest volume of migrant boats have been seen, including just east of Gibraltar, along the southern coasts of Sicily and Italy, and the eastern and southern coasts of Greece.

It suggests actions to take when a migrant boat is encountered at sea in various situations including when to take them aboard, onboard management of survivors, and what to do once they have disembarked.

It includes checklists for things like pre-season planning, passage planning, necessary equipment and training as well as numerous forms to help record the incident and activities of the captain and crew.

PYA members Capt. Rod Hatch and Capt. Adrian Croft worked with Allmode Yachtsafe, a yacht risk management organization, to produce the document. It is posted online through Onboard Online at

www.onboardonline.com/assets/Aide-Memoire-for-Migrant-Boat-Encounter2.pdf

Topics:


Related Articles

Sunreef to build carbon sailing cat

Sunreef to build carbon sailing cat

Sunreef Yachts has been commissioned to build an all-carbon Sunreef 80 sailing catamaran for an experienced yachtsman who previously chartered a Sunreef 74. His yacht’s custom layout will …

Camper & Nicholsons sells 184ft Parsifal IV

Camper & Nicholsons brokers have recently sold the 184-foot (56m) Perini Navi S/Y Parsifal IV, the 150-foot (45.7m) Feadship M/Y Hilarium II, the 134-foot (40.7m) Royal Huisman ketch S/Y …

FunAir launches new toys

FunAir, maker of sealed air inflatable yacht toys, announced a new line of inflatable water slides and games. “Our mission is create innovative, high-quality inflatable products that deliver …

Hodgdon infuses carbon-fiber hull

Maine-based Hodgdon Yachts announced the successful infusion of a 100-foot carbon fiber hull mold. The company said the mold to be used for a pre-preg carbon hull is one

Yacht owner keeps NASCAR driver’s spirit alive

Yacht owner keeps NASCAR driver’s spirit alive

Typically, when a yacht changes hands, the yacht gets renamed. Not so with M/Y Sunday Money, a custom 2001 100-foot Hatteras on display in the show this week. The

When picking designer water, look for minerals, chose on taste

Nothing is considered too good for the yacht’s owner and guests. The designer fabric and furniture, the designer clothes, even the chef-designed food all play a part in the