White Maiden -
If you choose
to board my vessel ‘White Maiden’ to take part in sports fishing or other
activity, then you must accept that you are subjecting yourself to various
risks. Before you can fish on ‘White Maiden’ I will ask you to sign a
document to confirm you have read our
and that you
have decided to subject yourself to the hazards of boating and sports
fishing, you are accepting liability for any risks that you may take.
I pride myself
on taking the best level of care while you are on board. I am fully
qualified and the boat is equipped with a complete inventory of up to date
Safety equipment. I will give you a Safety briefing before we set sail. If
anything is unclear please ask your skipper. For the Safety of yourself and
others please act responsibly in the following areas.
At Lymington Yacht Haven wait at the top of the gangway. The fuel
pontoon is shared and can often get busy. We are close to the fuel pontoon
so no smoking.
and Disembarking the boat at the quayside or pontoon never attempt to board
or get off the boat until it is secured by ropes and until you have been
given permission by the skipper or his crew. Always have at least one hand
free of equipment so that you can hold the handrail.
care on the aluminium walk way and the pontoon. These can be very slippery
when wet or icy. Always have at least one hand free of equipment so that you
can hold on the handrail.
Be careful not
to get your hands trapped between the dock and the boat when coming
alongside or when the boat is departing.
care when moving around the boat at all times. Take care to hold on to
minimise the risk of falling over and be careful where you tread – the
nature of fishing boats can mean obstacles are often in your way. Keep your
gear tidy and stowed so other people don't trip over it. Take extra care
when it is rough and when there is wash from another vessel.
careful when using knives to cut bait or fillet fish. Store them in their
appropriate sheath. If rough fillet your fish in calmer waters.
Take care with
sharp hooks. Do not let your weights swing out of control. This can result
in serious injury and is often a reason for hooks penetrating people’s
bodies. Remove weights from rods when in rod holders and during transit.
catch carefully. Some fish have razor sharp teeth, poisonous spines, rough
skin etc. If you are unsure ask your skipper who will gladly help you.
Hot drinks /
Pasties. Be careful these are a scalding hazard.
‘White Maiden’ will not accept
responsibility if you choose not to comply with these Safety guidelines.