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SeaHelp base in Slovakia: New SeaHelp base in Bratislava on the Danube from June 1, 2024

Blick vom Ufo in Bratislava auf die Donau
Blick vom Ufo in Bratislava auf die Donau© Martin | Adobe Stock

SeaHelp, the leading organization that has been providing breakdown assistance and other services for European pleasure craft on the water since 2005, is opening a new base on the Danube in Bratislava, Slovakia, on 1 June 2024, following the new Croatian bases installed last year in Marina Veruda in Pula and in Rab on the island of the same name.

No sooner had SeaHelp announced the year before last that an additional, marina Veruda in Pula near the southern tip of the Istrian peninsula would be opened at the start of the 2022 season, new base with an eight-metre-long rescue boat, the operations center of Europe’s largest breakdown assistance service on the water was already planning the opening of another base in Rab.

From June 1, 2024, just in time for the upcoming water sports season, there will be another SeaHelp base, this time in Bratislava, geben. “The contracts with Eugen Krajčovič, the owner of IMIDJEX, spol. s.r.o. have been signed”, SeaHelp Managing Director Wolfgang Dauser is pleased to announce. The operational area of the new SeaHelp base in Bratislava is the entire Slovakian Danube from the Austrian to the Hungarian border.

 

Bratislava: Ab 1 Juni 2024 SeaHelp Stützpunkt an der Donau - Wolfgang Dauser und Eugen Krajčovič

 

From June 1, 2024, just in time for the upcoming water sports season, there will be another SeaHelp base in Bratislava, Slovakia

Where the Morava flows into the Danube, the river meets Slovakia and runs – for a short stretch as Austrian-Slovakian border river – as far as the Slovakian capital. At the foot of Bratislava Castle, the river reaches the Slovakian Danube lowlands (Podunajská rovina) and flows eastwards for 172 kilometers as the Slovakian-Hungarian border river.

In Slovakia, the Danube, which is highly appreciated by many water sports enthusiasts, only characterizes the southern part of the country, and even if the main course seems to be relatively short, countless side arms meander all the longer through the fertile region.

Europe’s largest river island was created between the Little Danube and the Danube: Žitný ostrov (Pile Island), with a length of 84 and a width of around 15 to 30 kilometers. There is a variety of flora and fauna in the area, which is rich in forests and meadows and is known for its warm and dry summers.

 

Danube landscape in Slovakia near Bratislava
© Anze | Adobe Stock

 

SeaHelp covers the entire course of the river with two modern rescue boats, Sea-Help protection includes the usual comprehensive services

The Danube has been a crossroads for trade routes since ancient times, as can be seen from the many Slovakian towns along the river: Galanta, Sereď, Komárno (on the Hungarian side: Komaróm) and Nové Zámky alternate with smaller nature reserves until the river finally reaches a break at Štúrovo (on the Hungarian side: Esztergóm) becomes the Hungarian Danube.

 

Basilica of Esztergom
Basilica of Esztergom from the Burda Mountains with the Danube as the border river between Slovakia and Hungary© dalajlama | Adobe Stock

 

SeaHelp will cover the entire course of the river with two modern rescue boats from June 1 of next year, says Wolfgang Dauser, SeaHelp protection includes the usual services, and SeaHelp membership can be taken out as a Standard Pass, Smart Pass and Premium Pass, as is the case everywhere in Europe.

In order to prepare the new SeaHelp Slovakia colleagues around Head of Operations Eugen Krajčovič for their new tasks, they completed a special training course with experienced SeaHelp employees at the SeaHelp headquarters in Punat, Croatia, from November 13 to 16, 2023. Among other things, they were trained in free towing in open water and marine towing (mooring in a double pack), as well as pumping out boats, sealing leaks and freeing boats in the event of slight grounding.

 

Bratislava: SeaHelp base on the Danube from June 1, 2024 - training for the new task force

 

In order to prepare the new SeaHelp Slovakia colleagues around Head of Operations Eugen Krajčovič for their new tasks, they completed a special training course at the headquarters

Other theoretical course content for the new SeaHelp colleagues was dedicated to the following topics: How to handle an operation professionally, prioritizing when several calls or accident reports are received at the same time, logging operations and correctly informing customers on the phone.

In order to be able to guarantee the usual high SeaHelp standard in the coordination of operations on the Slovakian Danube, all operations in Slovakia will in future be coordinated via the Adria operations center in Punat.

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In an emergency, SeaHelp rescue boats can be called from Bratislava from June 1, 2024 by calling 0043 50 43 112 or 00385 919 112 112 or using the practical SeaHelp app.

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