information has been produced specifically for people who enjoy recreational
The guide urges
yachtsmen to keep in mind the number of large commercial ships servicing the Port
of Southampton while the number of recreational
craft afloat in local waters is increasing.
It is essential that close quarters situations are minimised.
guide points out that all ships have a UK pilot on board, monitoring VHF
Channel 12, and gives advice, amongst other things, on how quickly a ship is
likely to be upon a yacht from the first time it can be seen several miles
copy of the guide may be obtainable from the crew of the Harbour Master's
patrol launches, or you can request one by post. Please send an A4 sized
stamped addressed envelope to: Marine Administration (Yachtsman's Guide), Vessel
Traffic Services Centre, 37 Berth, Eastern Docks, Southampton SO14 3GG.
the guide online and print it off, click here.