Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Advice for Boaties ahead of Tropical Cyclone Lusi

Advice for Boaties ahead of Tropical Cyclone Lusi

Coastguard Boating Education General Manager Neil Murray offers some timely advice for boaties ahead of this weekend’s predicted tropical cyclone Lusi.

Neil says that it is likely we’ll encounter some severe weather over much of the country. This may include heavy rain, severe gales (probably initially from an easterly quadrant), large waves and abnormally high tides.

As with all Cyclones or Tropical Storms, there is still a degree of uncertainty regarding Lusi’s track. This will dictate the exact distribution and extent of any severe weather over the country but will become more accurate to forecast as it approaches New Zealand. Keep monitoring the situation and advice from Metservice.

If on a swing mooring all boaties should:
• Seek a temporary berth in a marina for the weekend if possible
• Check the mooring pennant and for any chafe points and consider adding additional back-up mooring lines
• Lash sail covers and put an extra line around the furling headsail if fitted (to stop it unfurling)
• Remove any loose gear stowed on deck and stow it below
• Check below to ensure everything is secure in case the boat heels
• Close all seacocks

If you are in a marina berth:
• Check all mooring lines for any chafe points and consider adding additional back-up mooring lines
• Add extra fenders if the boat is alongside a pontoon or wharf
• Lash sail covers and put an extra line around the furling headsail if fitted (to stop it unfurling)
• Remove any loose gear stowed on deck and stow it below
• Check below to ensure everything is secure in case the boat heels

If ashore (in a yard or on a trailer):
• Lash sail covers and put an extra line around the furling headsail if fitted (to stop it unfurling)
• Remove any loose gear stowed on deck and stow it below
• If a yacht in a boat yard – discuss with the yard operators, but consider attaching halyards down to the ground to reduce the chance of the boat capsizing from its cradle or props

Coastguard Boating Education is New Zealand's leading provider of boating education courses. Course information can be found on www.boatingeducation.org.nz

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Joint Statement: Establishment Of NZ-China Strategic Partnership

At the invitation of Governor-General Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae and Prime Minister The Rt Hon John Key of New Zealand, President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China made a state visit to New Zealand from 19 to 21 November 2014.

During his visit, President Xi Jinping met with Governor-General Jerry Mateparae, and held talks with Prime Minister John Key. The leaders had an in-depth exchange of views on bilateral relations as well as regional and international issues of common interest. More>>

 
 

Parliament Today:

Savings Targets: Health Procurement Plan Changes Direction

Next steps in implementing DHB shared services programme Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Government has agreed to explore a proposal put forward by DHBs to move implementation of the shared services programme to a DHB-owned vehicle. More>>

ALSO:

More on Health Policy:

Auckland Unification: 'No IT Cost Blowout' (Just More Expensive)

Following discussion of an update on Auckland Council’s Information Services Transformational Programme at today’s Finance and Performance Committee, council has released the report publicly. More>>

ALSO:

Other Expensive Things:

Gordon Campbell: On The SAS Role Against Islamic State, And Podemos

Only 25% of the US bombing runs are even managing to locate IS targets worth bombing. As the NYT explains at length, this underlines the need for better on-the-ground intelligence to direct the air campaign to where the bad guys have holed up... More>>

ALSO:

Public Service: Commission Calls For Answers On Handling Of CERA Harassment

EEO Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue is deeply concerned about the way in which the State Services Commission has handled sexual allegations made against CERA chief executive Roger Sutton this week and is calling for answers. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell:
On Andrew Little’s Victory

So Andrew Little has won the leadership – by the narrowest possible margin – from Grant Robertson, and has already been depicted by commentators as being simultaneously (a) the creature of the trade unions and (b) the most centrist of the four candidates, which would be an interesting trick to see someone try in a game of Twister. More>>

ALSO:

China President Wishlists: Greens Welcome Xi, But Human Rights Need To Be On Agenda

“President Xi has made some progress on climate change, but he must also lift the Chinese government’s game on human rights issues,” Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman said... It is important that our Government continues to urge the Chinese government to show restraint and respect human rights in both Tibet and the Xinjiang province.” More>>

ALSO:

Airport Security Breach: CAA Fines Minister

Minister Brownlee has been issued an infringement notice and is required to pay a $2000 infringement fine for breaching Civil Aviation Rule 19.357(b), which states no person may be in an airport security area without an appropriate identity card or document. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news