Thunderstorm at sea: Storm Istria / Croatia

Storms at sea always give anxious moments and questions. To behave properly and give his crew the right answers, here are the biggest misconceptions. "Thunderstorms? Is rare in Croatia. Never experienced it there." Croatia and the northern Adriatic coast are thunderstorm-rich coasts, especially in the summer months. Statistically, lightning and thunder are more frequent in the northern Adriatic than in...

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Wind (Bora, Jugo, Bura, Nevera / Neverin, Maestral), weather in the Adriatic Sea and Croatian Islands. A thunderstorm is moving over a marina.

The subject of wind, or the Latin term "Ventus", exerts a not inconsiderable influence on seafaring in the areas of Croatia, Slovenia and northern Italy, depending on the strength measured in Beaufort. For this reason, skippers should familiarize themselves with the peculiarities of the particular area in which they are sailing, because anyone who is not familiar with the harbingers...

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Storm Croatia - motor boat damaged

The last thunderstorm, which swept across the Croatian coast from Istria to Dalmatia on Sunday evening, 7 July 2019, was not necessarily marked by record wind speeds in many regions, but came literally out of the blue. A skipper who was right in the middle of the action: "There was the best bathing weather, suddenly we heard a roll of...

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SeaHelp weather warning before storm<\/h2>\r\nAs early as 10.00 a.m. the nautical breakdown service sent out a weather warning and pointed to an approaching storm in the North Adriatic. Northeasterly gusts increasingly to 35 to 60 knots, in the Velebit Channel at peak up to 85 knots in combination with high swell. In addition, according to the SeaHelp weather warning, there is a danger of afternoon thunderstorms in the South Adriatic, and at night in the Central and North Adriatic.\r\n

Download the SeaHelp app<\/h2>\r\nThe SeaHelp Weather Warning is issued via the SeaHelp app, which is available for both iOS and Android devices in the respective stores (Apple App-Store<\/a>, Google Play Store<\/a>). The app not only warns of sudden weather changes, but also allows access to the SeaHelp-News<\/a>, a compass, petrol stations, the latest weather data, tides and creates the possibility to request help quickly and easily with just two clicks. Anyone who uses the SeaHelp emergency call automatically transmits the coordinates of their current location to SeaHelp, then receives a call back to verify the emergency, and the yellow, up to 700-horsepower rescue boats are on their way to the scene of the accident.\r\n

Interesting for all vacationers in Croatia<\/h2>\r\nThe SeaHelp app has long proven to be an insider tip for many vacationers, not just water sports enthusiasts, who want to be reliably informed about sudden weather changes at their holiday destination. Boat owners should ensure that the lines are additionally secured and check the anchor buoys thoroughly, and many campers have also been told that their tent or awning is additionally secured by a SeaHelp weather warning.\r\n

Problem: anchor buoys do not hold<\/h2>\r\nA SeaHelp member, who obviously did everything right, wrote: \"We are at the buoy in Silba right now and had about 62 knots of squalls at 1.30 am, really strong. But the buoy held! If the dinghy at the fore ship had not, despite all attempts to moor it, continued to rise and thundered down again, we could even have gone back to sleep! But then we just made ourselves a cup of coffee!\" Also a way to get through the storm night.\r\n\r\nUnfortunately, not all skippers heeded the SeaHelp weather warning, as the rescue teams, which had already been put on alert anyway, had a restless night and an equally busy day ahead of them. A total of eight salvages and many smaller operations - that was the balance of the first stormy night of the water sports season.\r\n

Many damage avoidable<\/h2>\r\nHowever, many damages could have been avoided. In the past, SeaHelp has warned several times about dilapidated anchor buoys, some of which are poorly maintained, which ultimately cause the rope leading to the seabed to break and the ship and buoy to drift ashore. Even in the night from Monday to Tuesday, more than 50% of operations were due to faulty buoys. Therefore again the SeaHelp advice to all skippers: Check the buoys for safe hold so that the Adriatic storm is not followed by trouble.\r\n

More on Instagram<\/a><\/h2>\r\nBy the way: More pictures of the storm night can be found on Instagram, especially a really good photo of the calm after the storm. At this point we would like to mention once again: The SeaHelp editorial team is always happy to receive photos, including weather phenomena as motifs, which the skippers leave to us for publication and use.","post_title":"Balance of the first stormy night of the Croatian water sports season: <\/span><\/span>Eight disasters - SeaHelp rescue boats in continuous operation","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"closed","post_password":"","post_name":"croatia-storm-weather-07-07-2020","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2020-07-08 12:05:18","post_modified_gmt":"2020-07-08 10:05:18","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/\/news-general\/croatia-storm-weather-07-07-2020\/","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":12343,"post_author":"4","post_date":"2019-07-10 12:18:52","post_date_gmt":"2019-07-10 10:18:52","post_content":"As if from nowhere, the stakes had to be raised. The HelpLine was in full swing, and SAR also counted more than 100 calls in just under two hours. Anyone who had a SeaHelp membership<\/a> was particularly well off during this critical time, because SeaHelp members enjoy preferential treatment at the HelpLine when they are on the same mission: They always get help first. Especially when the boat is stranded or threatening to run aground on the rocks, every minute can be critical.\r\n\r\n \r\n

The balance of the thunderstorm front on the previously so contemplative Sunday evening: A total of 24 operations in a short period of time kept the forces between Istria and Dubrovnik on their toes. Eleven violent groundings, during which the boats had to be salvaged, two free towing operations with light grounding, five towing operations to the next port, two start-up assistance and four general assistance operations were recorded late at night in the operation protocol of SeaHelp headquarters in Punat. The term \"general assistance\" should not be underestimated in terms of the effort involved. In a more than irresponsible situation, an adult with six small children had ventured out from a campsite with an (inflatable) rubber boat into the Adriatic Sea despite a thunderstorm warning and was considered missing. SAR, captainry and SeaHelp participated in the search. Luckily it ended without any trouble, the maritime \"Assumption Command\" had made it ashore under their own power.<\/p>\r\n

SeaHelp had already issued a storm warning early on via the app, warning of thunderstorms and squalls of 35 to 40 kt. \"Obviously the warnings were ignored in view of the beautiful weather,\" a SeaHelp employee suspected.<\/p>\r\n

Already at 7 pm the storm front reached Istria. A team from the Mali Losinj base, which went out for support, had a more than arduous way back: \"Waves as high as houses!\" Stanko Kovacevic reported to the control center, more than three knots top speed was hardly possible. But SeaHelp's emergency crews and powerful rescue boats can handle situations like this.<\/p>\r\n

One more thing was noticeable: SeaHelp had only recently explicitly advised on the Internet that anchor buoys or anchors should be checked to make sure they were firmly anchored. Obviously not emphatically enough, because the majority of the boats damaged during this storm weekend were drifted ashore because the lines of the anchor buoys broke or did not hold anchors.<\/p>\r\n

In addition, this storm Sunday showed once again how important it is to have a SeaHelp membership. 22 assignments were driven for SeaHelp members, only two assignments were for non-members. At the end of the day, this is not only a question of costs, but also a question of costs: According to the General Terms and Conditions, SeaHelp members understandably enjoy priority treatment over non-members for missions of equal rank and pay nothing or significantly less for certain services.<\/p>\r\n

","post_title":"Storms in Croatia: <\/span><\/span>Storm and thunderstorm from nowhere","post_excerpt":"The last thunderstorm, which swept across the Croatian coast from Istria to Dalmatia on Sunday evening, 7 July 2019, was not necessarily marked by record wind speeds in many regions, but came literally out of the blue. A skipper who was right in the middle of the action: \"There was the best bathing weather, suddenly we heard a roll of thunder and then the strong gusty wind came. Out of nowhere...!\"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"closed","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"suddenly-storm-thunderstorm-croatia","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2020-04-20 09:11:17","post_modified_gmt":"2020-04-20 07:11:17","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/\/news-general\/suddenly-storm-thunderstorm-croatia\/","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"},{"ID":11934,"post_author":"4","post_date":"2018-10-30 21:10:26","post_date_gmt":"2018-10-30 20:10:26","post_content":"Thankfully, the severe weather warnings reached the few water sportsmen in time, so that, according to initial findings, all could start a safe haven, but even here there were still damages to complain.\r\n\r\nA SeaHelp employee: \u201cThe force of the storm, which drove the waves to land, was so strong that many marinas were flooded.\u201d How high the damage ultimately is, will probably show only a detailed inventory in the coming days.\r\n\r\n\"Century<\/a> Also in the Istrian Porec, the water reached up to the edge of the quay wall.[\/caption]\r\n\r\nMuch worse it hit the Italian coast. Here storms raged with such violence that even megayachts were driven ashore. Pictures of a \u201ccemetery of luxury yachts\u201d are already circulating in the Italian media, some of them floating off the coast. The northern Italian SeaHelp base Lignano also reported some \u201cland under\u201d, but here the damage was still limited.\r\n\r\nIf you want to get an idea of the extent of the storm in Croatia and Italy, you should seek the SeaHelp area guide. SeaHelp employees have already captured initial videos of the magnitude and consequences of the storm of the century. You will probably be able to read more about this topic in the next few days.","post_title":"Storm of the century in Croatia and Italy: <\/span><\/span>Marinas flooded \u2013 boats damaged","post_excerpt":"The Adriatic region has been hit by hurricane-like autumn storms and heavy rains in recent days. Dubrovnik and Zadar struggled with record-breaking rainfall that hit the region in a few hours. At the same time the Yugo pushed the water towards the mainland. Motorways were blocked around Rijeka, the old coastal road was partially no longer passable. The ferry traffic to the islands came to a temporary halt.","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"closed","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"marinas-flooded-boats-damaged","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2020-04-13 19:54:40","post_modified_gmt":"2020-04-13 17:54:40","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"https:\/\/\/news-general\/marinas-flooded-boats-damaged\/","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw"}],"next":false,"prev":false,"total_page":1},"paged":1,"column_class":"jeg_col_2o3","class":"epic_block_25"};

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