Enlli Charter Safety Policy
As long established seafaring people with extensive knowledge of these waters and overseas waters we have every respect for the oceans and their temperament.
The sea is a beautiful and calming environment but has its risks. We try to identify all off these in our working practices to ensure a safe enjoyable voyage for our clients.
We are proud to note that we have not suffered a serious accident or suffered vessel damage in our time of operation.
All vessels are licensed and inspected by the Marine Coastguard Agency. Our vessels are licensed to operate 20 miles from nominated ports.
Skippers hold professional qualifications and undergo extensive training by the company.
Vessels undergo a safety check each day prior to sailing.
The office has its own specialist metrological station that monitors a magnitude of parameters from wind speed to dew point that are relayed to the boats. The office also receives daily Met Office Data Forecasts.
We carry equipment well in excess of the legal requirements.
We are fully insured with vessel public liability in excess of the legal requirement.
The company has a written safety policy which includes detailed procedures for overdue boats etc (15 minutes overdue and no radio contact the lifeboat could be on its way to you)
At all times of sailings the office is manned and maintains radio and telephone contact with the vessels. All conversations are logged as is the number and details of people on board. Our vessels also maintain contact with each other.
At all times a shore duty safety officer is established to act in case of an emergency.
Skippers and crews undertake regular emergency drills.
Personnel are put through Sea Medic First Aid Courses.
We make it compulsory for you to be fitted with lifejackets and will refuse boarding if you are intoxicated in any form.
Vessels carry emergency life rafts.
Two questions often asked of us in the office:
Is it safe for children ?
We carry babies right down to babies in arms. Our biggest concern for the little ones is wind chill so please make sure that they are wrapped up.
I have a medical condition so can I sail ?
We carry physically and disabled peopled, pregnant ladies to full term etc etc. Our general rule is that you must let us know in the office that you have a condition. This then will be related to the boat and the shore duty officer may give advice. The sailing is always tailored to the "weakest" on board and hence it is important that the skipper knows of any condition. Ultimately though from our insurers "that unless there is an act of negligence that the decision to partake in the activity is that of the client and by partaking they consent.".