April Newsletter

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Welcome to our April Newsletter

With Summer around the corner (hopefully!) now is the time to look at updating your Navionics card to ensure you have the latest data and features.  At South Bank Marine we are authorised dealers for Navionics and have the facility to update your card onsite with the presenting of your current card.

Certain cards from other manufacturers can also be used to activate a Navionics+ Updates card:

  • • C-MAP: BDS, Essential, 4D, 4D Local, 4D Wide, 4D MAX,
  • 4D MAX+, MAX N, MAX N+, MAX-N Bathy, MAX NT,
  • MAX NT+ on SD/MSD, Reveal and Discovery
  • • Fishing Hot Spots on SD, MSD, and MMC
  • • Lakemaster for Humminbird, LakeMaster ProMap for
  • Lowrance and LakeMaster for Lowrance (newer versions)
  • • Lowrance Insight and Lowrance Insight HD on SD/MSD
  • • Lowrance NauticPath on SD
  • • Raymarine Lighthouse
  • • TrakMaps for Garmin on SD/MSD excluding Demo Cards
  • • TrakMaps for Lowrance
  • • Magellan BlueNAV XL3 on MMC

Check plotter compatibility before purchasing a the following link https://mcusercontent.com/3a6b09fecaa1c637859cefd32/files/b3784a2e-50ff-fb50-91b2-7fb390144800/GPS_Plotter_Cards_Compatibility_Guide.pdf

For more information do contact one of our friendly team on either 01472 361137 or sales@southbankmarine.com

COSWP 2024 Edition

The code has undergone a comprehensive redesign and modernisation process aimed at improving its structure, ensure consistency, and simplify its language. The use of recurring design features will facilitate quicker reference and enhance overall clarity and ease of understanding.

One notable change is the transition of the physical format from loose-leaf to bound. This shift is intended to enhance the end-user experience, eliminate the need for annual manual updates, and provide a more cost-effective and sustainable solution.

Industry played a central role throughout the review process. Industry focus groups, representing diverse user groups, were convened to assess concepts of design and address feedback. Further engagement on the proposed adaptation was made with industry through holding a stakeholder engagement exercise. This collaboration between MCA and industry effort led to collective agreement on actions required to reform the code into a new edition.

Key features

COSWP is a comprehensive set of guidelines and best practices designed to ensure the safety and health of seafarers working on merchant vessels. It provides practical guidance on safe working practices and procedures to be followed on board ships to minimise risks and prevent accidents.

It is a statutory requirement for the current edition of the code to be carried on board all UK ships, other than fishing vessels and pleasure craft. The code contains essential health and safety information, and it must be made available to any seafarer on board the ship who requests it.

RRP £27.50

C3 Isle of Wight

A passage planning chart ideal for sailing near or around the Isle of Wight. This chart has been reschemed to better complement the other folded charts in our Solent chart range (C15, Y33). Coverage has been adjusted to show the full circumnavigation of the Isle of Wight including the south coast passage. Inset plans of the Needles Channel and Bembridge Harbour and approaches are included.

The latest official UKHO data is combined with additional information sourced from Imray’s network to make it ideal for small craft.

New: Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) reporting points
Imray charts for the Solent and approaches now include all VTS reporting points found in these waters. VTS reporting is mandatory for vessels of more than 20m in length that are bound to and from the Solent.

Plans included: Needles Channel (1:35 000)
Bembridge Harbour & Approaches (1:10 000)

The chart is designed to be used alongside C15 The Solent for combined coastal navigation, approach, and harbour detail in and around the Solent and Isle of Wight.

RRP £25.95

C15 The Solent

Covering one of the most popular sailing areas in Britain, The Solent chart provides all the information needed for planning and navigating this stretch of water.

This edition includes the latest official data from the UKHO combined with additional information sourced from Imray’s network to make it ideal for small craft.

New: Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) reporting points
Imray charts for the Solent and approaches now include all VTS reporting points found in these waters. VTS reporting is mandatory for vessels of more than 20m in length that are bound to and from the Solent.

The latest racing buoy information is included and the chart has been fully revised throughout.

Plans included: River Hamble (1:12 500)
River Itchen (1:12 500)
Hythe Marina Village (1:12 500)
Lymington River (1:15 000)
Newtown River (1:20 000)
Bembridge Harbour (1:10 000)
Beaulieu River (1:20 000)
Continuation of Beaulieu River (1:20 000)
Cowes Harbour (1:20 000)
Yarmouth Harbour (1:4500)
Wootton Creek (1:20 000)

RRP £25.95

Y28 Langston Harbour

A convenient small format chart covering Langstone Harbour and its approaches. It includes the latest official UKHO data, combined with additional information sourced from Imray’s network, making it ideal for small craft. 

New: Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) reporting points
Imray charts for the Solent and approaches now include all VTS reporting points found in these waters. VTS reporting is mandatory for vessels of more than 20m in length that are bound to and from the Solent.

This chart is included in the 2200 chart pack as chart 2200.7.
Plans included: Southsea Marina (1:15 000)

RRP £16.95

Y29 Chichester Harbour

A convenient small format chart covering Chichester Harbour. It includes the latest official UKHO data, combined with additional information sourced from Imray’s network, making it ideal for small craft. 

New: Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) reporting points
Imray charts for the Solent and approaches now include all VTS reporting points found in these waters. VTS reporting is mandatory for vessels of more than 20m in length that are bound to and from the Solent.

This chart is included in the 2200 chart pack as 2200.8 Chichester Harbour (West) and 2200.9 Chichester Harbour (East).

Chichester Harbour (West) (1:21 500)
Chichester Harbour (East) (1:21 500)

Plans included:
Northney Marina (1:12 500)
Emsworth Yacht Harbour (1:12 500)
Birdham Pool & Chichester Marina (1:12 500)

RRP £16.95

Y31 Christchurch to the Solent

Plans included:

  • Lymington River (1:17 500)
  • Christchurch (1:20 000)

This chart is a replica of Imray chart 2200.2 covering the Western Approaches to the Solent. It is printed on water resistant paper. This edition includes the latest official UKHO data at time of publication, combined with additional information sourced from Imray’s network to make it ideal for small craft. It includes the latest racing buoy information and official bathymetric surveys. There has been general updating throughout.

RRP £16.95

Y32 Eastern Approach to the Solent

This chart is a replica of Imray chart 2200.3 covering the Eastern Approaches to the Solent. It is printed on water resistant paper.

This edition includes the latest official UKHO Digital at time of publication, combined with additional information sourced from Imray’s network to make it ideal for small craft. It includes the latest racing buoy information and official bathymetric surveys. There has been general updating throughout.

RRP £16.95

Y33 Langstone and Chichester Harbours

A large scale chart covering this popular area off the Solent, including Langstone and Chichester Harbours, Hayling Island and yacht harbours and marinas.Plans included:

  • Southsea Marina (1:15 000)
  • Northney Marina (1:12 500)
  • Emsworth Yacht Harbour (1:12 500)
  • Birdham Pool and Chichester Marina (1:12 500)

On this edition the latest depth surveys have been applied. The chart has also been updated throughout.

RRP £23.50

Y35 Portsmouth Harbour and Approaches

  • Portsmouth Harbour & Approaches (1:12 500)
  • Portsmouth Harbour – Northern Part (1:12 500)

This chart has been reschemed to provide coverage of Portsmouth Harbour and its approaches at a better scale.

The product now consists of a package of two charts, replicas of Imray charts 2200.5 Portsmouth Harbour & Approaches and 2200.6 Portsmouth Harbour – Northern Part. They include the latest official UKHO Digital, combined with additional information sourced from Imray’s network to make them ideal for small craft. The latest racing buoy information is included and the charts have been fully revised throughout.

RRP £16.95

Y36 Central Solent

This chart is a replica of Imray chart 2200.6 covering the Central Solent. It is printed on water resistant paper.

This edition includes the latest official UKHO Digital at time of publication, combined with additional information sourced from Imray’s network to make it ideal for small craft. It includes the latest racing buoy information and official bathymetric surveys. There has been general updating throughout.

RRP £16.95

Y37 Southampton Water

This chart is a replica of Imray chart 2200.11 covering Southampton Water.

This edition includes the latest official UKHO Digital, combined with additional information sourced from Imray’s network to make it ideal for small craft. The latest racing buoy information is included and the chart has been fully revised throughout.

RRP £16.95

Y38 West Solent

Plans included: Yarmouth Harbour (1:4500) 

This chart is a replica of Imray chart 2200.12 covering the West Solent. This edition includes the latest official UKHO Digital, combined with additional information sourced from Imray’s network to make it ideal for small craft. The latest racing buoy information is included and the chart has been fully revised throughout.

RRP £16.95

Due To Be Published

SOLAS Fire Training Manual 4th Edition 2024

Now updated and fully compliant with 2024 SOLAS requirements, and accepted by maritime Administrations worldwide:  

  • Updated to reflect technological advancements, maritime practices, and global changes since 2017
  • Revised sections on extinguishing media, including AFFF foam replacement and lithium-ion vehicle fires.
  • Expanded coverage on fire spread, growth, and ventilation practices.
  • Added section outlining the functions of Integrated Alarm Monitoring and Control Systems (IAMCS) for enhanced fire response.
  • Updated and expanded guidelines on command, control, and fire team responsibilities.
  • Expanded Fire Safety Operational Booklet includes updates applicable to various vessel types and reference to the new Industrial Personnel (IP) Code and new SOLAS ch. XV. (both effective July 2024). 
  • Continued provision for customising the manual to vessel-specific equipment and procedures for compliance.
  • 2024 SOLAS Fire Training Manual 4th Edition sections include the following vessel types: Fires in Port, Dangerous Goods & IMDG / EmS Schedules, Vehicle, Special Category & Ro-Ro Spaces, Car-Carrying Vessels, Passenger Vessels, General Cargo (Break Bulk) Vessels, Dry & Bulk Combination Vessels, Container Vessels, Liquefied Gasses in Bulk, Ships using Gases or Other Low-Flashpoint Fuels, Oil Tankers, Chemical Tankers, Tankers – Preventing fire spread to cargo areas, Tankers – Inerting, Purging & Gas-Freeing, Offshore Support Vessels, Mobile Offshore Drilling Units, Special Purpose Ships, & Ships Carrying Industrial Personnel, High Speed Craft, Ship Operating Polar Water, Nuclear Ships & Ships Carrying Radioactive Substances.  

These changes reflect the evolving landscape of fire safety in maritime operations. Keeping the manual relevant and effective in addressing emerging challenges and technologies.
 
Giving the end-user peace of mind that they are up to date on fast-changing regulations and evolving maritime safety practices. 

RRP £185.00

East Coast Pilot, 6th Edition

East Coast Pilot has become the bible for cruising sailors for the waters between Great Yarmouth and Ramsgate. Not only does it cover the many harbours, rivers and creeks in a clear and concise manner, it also reveals some of the mysteries of sailing these shallow and shifting coastal waters. Both authors keep their boats on the East Coast and are life-long lovers of the area. They maintain that every time they cast off and take to the water, they learn something new, adding to the considerable wealth of experience which they have passed on enthusiastically over many years.

For clarity and ease of reference the book is laid out in a logical sequence- each estuary, river and port has its own chapter which starts with the key information to get you in to that chosen destination. Box panels give key waypoints, port and harbour contact details, plus information about the main boating facilities a crew could need. Further pages will entice you in as far as the limit of navigation. Essential information is backed up by Imray cartography, the authors’ own sea-level photography giving you a clear view of what you should see, and aerial photographs which offer a useful visual perspective on what lies ahead.

Unique to East Coast Pilot are ‘rolling road’ diagrams to guide the approach. These were introduced to great acclaim in the first edition and show buoyage sequences and tracks to steer into rivers and ports.

RRP £29.50

Corsica and North Sardinia

Corsica and North Sardinia is a well-established guide to Corsica and the northern region of Sardinia, which together constitute several varied cruising grounds- from the sometimes exposed and often dramatic bays of Corsica’s west coast to the more protected and gentle cruising on its eastern side, to the rich choice of anchorages in the Bouches de Bonifacio and on Sardinia’s island-studded north coast. This whole region is justifiably popular with cruising sailors, particularly in the summer season.

This fifth edition has been thoroughly revised by the authors, who have spent the past two years exploring the Corsican and Sardinian coastlines on their Bowman 40, Easy Rider. Included are a multitude of new photographs as well as thorough updates to the plans and text. Several marine reserves have been established in the region and the latest restrictions of these are well documented.

RRP £44.50

Irish Sea Pilot

The Irish Sea is a huge, almost landlocked sea. Around its shores and islands there are no fewer than six countries, provinces or protectorates. Several languages are represented; English, Welsh, Irish, Scots Gaelic and Manx, along with countless accents and dialects. Its waters teem with life; dolphins and porpoises are a common sight; leatherback turtles come here from the Caribbean to feed on the jellyfish and whales are regular visitors. In the air there are gulls, puffins, guillemots and more. The range of challenges and coastlines is astonishing. Tides above five knots are commonplace and yet there are calm, sheltered waters for relaxed wandering.

This well established pilot covers both sides of the Irish Sea from Milford Haven to Portpatrick, and Rathlin Island to Carnsore Point.

RRP £37.50