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SeaHelp Croatia 2021: Maintenance work completed, response boats fit for 2021 water sports season

When the SeaHelp operations center in Punat announces that the overhaul of the first SeaHelp rescue boats for the coming season has been completed, it is virtually an unmistakable wake-up call for the coming water sports season in Croatia. Already in mid-February, Punat reported "completion": the Bolero, stationed in Tribunj, had to undergo extensive maintenance measures in the shipyard so...

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Croatia: 22nd BIOGRAD BOAT SHOW 21 - 25.10.2020 (good corona security concept)

To anticipate it: The 22nd Biograd Boat Show in Croatia will take place from 21 October to 25 October. For visitors the risk to be infected with the Coronavirus might be relatively small, because as SeaHelp already reported in detail, both Austria and Germany downgraded the Croatian county Zadar, in which also Biograd lies, as risk areas. Exactly that means:...

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Croatia: Regulation of tourist tax 2020

SeaHelp has already reported on the intentions of the Croatian Ministry of Tourism to reduce the tourist tax. According to information from the Croatian Ministry of Tourism's website, a new tourist tax ordinance 2020 has been in effect since Friday, 26.6.2020, which, according to an initial review, should result in significant relief for boat owners in Croatia. Here are the...

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Update<\/h2>\r\nObviously, some skippers didn't read the SeaHelp article about the danger of lines in the propeller, or were just unlucky: On Saturday, another SeaHelp boat had to go out to cut a line from the propeller of a yacht. This shows once again how topical the topics described by SeaHelp are.\r\n\r\n\u00a0\r\n\r\n\"SeaHelp This line got almost \"perfectly\" caught in the propeller.[\/caption]\r\n\r\n\u00a0\r\n\r\n\"SeaHelp SeaHelp employee goes underground: Here he can still cut the propeller free without any diving gear.[\/caption]\r\n\r\n\u00a0\r\n\r\n\"SeaHelp As so often: The buoy was still hanging on the line. Only two days ago SeaHelp warned that buoys should be avoided as far as possible.[\/caption]","post_title":"Lines in the propeller: <\/span><\/span>The invisible danger that threatens on or under the water surface","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"closed","post_password":"","post_name":"help-line-rope-yacht-propeller","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2020-08-03 23:33:59","post_modified_gmt":"2020-08-03 21:33:59","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/\/news-general\/help-line-rope-yacht-propeller\/","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":22756,"post_author":"4","post_date":"2020-07-26 18:30:59","post_date_gmt":"2020-07-26 16:30:59","post_content":"Sometimes it is the supposedly small things that make a holiday resort stand out, as well as the until recently practiced solution of opening the Tisno Bridge (Island of Murter, Croatia) for half an hour in the morning and in the evening to allow sailors, motor yachts and larger pleasure boats to pass through. Currently the bridge is closed in the morning, so that skippers who want to go south will have to take a detour of more than 13 nautical miles.\r\n

Bascule bridge near Tisno remains closed in the morning<\/h2>\r\nTo explain the situation:<\/strong> The island of Murter lies in the northwestern part of the Sibenik archipelago and is separated from the mainland by the Tisno Channel. A 37-metre-long bascule bridge near Tisno connects Murter with the mainland. The island is very popular with water sports enthusiasts, as there are many interesting bays in the southern area, some of which have sandy beaches. Due to the fact that the bridge only opens in the evening, day trips to this region are only possible with a detour of 13.5 nautical miles, as the bridge currently only opens in the evening.\r\n\r\n ATTENTION:<\/strong> The times currently given in the Internet<\/a> do not correspond to reality and mislead skippers.\r\n\r\nIt says here (as at 26.07.2020):\r\n
Bridge lifting timetable:\r\n1 May \u2013 1 October \u2013 every day: 9 am - 9.30 am, and 5 pm - 5.30 pm\r\n1 October \u2013 1 May \u2013 Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9 am \u2013 9.30 am<\/blockquote>\r\n

Water sports enthusiasts the most loyal tourists<\/h2>\r\nIn our opinion, an owner and SeaHelp member was right to complain about this rather unfriendly behaviour of the administration towards the water sports enthusiasts. The competent Croatian authority, which ordered the morning opening of the bridge on the island of Murter to be cancelled without replacement, has probably forgotten one thing: Water sports enthusiasts, especially boat and yacht owners and sailors are among the most loyal tourists in Croatia, and even in the times of the Corona pandemic they were the first to return to Croatia as tourists. Statistics, which are also available to the Croatian National Tourist Board, support the assumption that boat owners in particular stay much longer in Croatia than many other tourists and support the Croatian economy with significantly higher spending per person per day.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n"); jQuery.each(this.attributes, function () { if ( == 'data-iframe' || == 'data-') return; iframe.attr(^data-/, ''), this.value); }); jQuery(iframe).insertAfter(jQuery(this)); jQuery(this).remove(); }); AI_responsive_widget(); }, 50); }); jQuery(window).resize(function () { AI_responsive_widget(); }); }