Launch notice for Filey Coble Landing

Important notice

To persons in change of launched craft

You are using a Harbour Authority facility and are recommended to take note of the following:

  • you should have valid third-party insurance cover to a minimum liability of £3 million
  • check the weather forecast and observe the state of the sea before attempting to launch, ensure your vessel is capable of handling any conditions that will be encountered during the voyage
  • before proceeding to sea notify the coastguard or an appropriate person onshore
  • ensure the safety strop/chain is connected when towing the trailer on the Coble Landing (trailers must not be left on the Coble Landing or where they may obstruct the launching and recovery of other boats)
  • as a minimum you should carry on your vessel, distress flares, suitable lifejackets for all, a marine VHF radio and monitor channels 16 and 67 (you should also have on-board a secondary means of propulsion)
  • always ensure that your vessel is handled in a competent manner and that you avoid taking unnecessary risk
  • When close to the beach proceed at a slow speed and do not use an engine/motor near to people in the water

If in any doubt, contact Scarborough Harbour on 01723 373530 or 01723 373877 or seek advice from the RNLI lifeboat station or HM Coastguard