If not absolutely necessary you as Yacht Owner (or its representative or servant) are NOT allowed to board the Vessel. We understand that you may like to see your yacht on board the Vessel but for safety reasons the Ocean Carrier must be very strict in allowing access. The vessel is not a passenger ship and there is no warranty that the vessel is fit for access to passengers, visitors or others. Any undertaking as to seaworthiness that might otherwise exist being hereby expressly waived.
If boarding is absolutely necessary, you need to obtain (timely) prior permission from Peters & May. If you have been given such permission and you board the vessel you will be considered to have accepted all risk of loss of life and personal injury as well as of loss or damage to personal effects or baggage whilst embarking, disembarking or during your stay on board. No one under 18 years old will be allowed on board under any circumstance.
Beware of any potentially dangerous situations like open manholes, cables, wires, slippery decks etc. Upon boarding the vessel, you are to report yourself immediately to the officer of the watch. You are to remain in a safe area during cargo operations.
When disembarking / joining your yacht, you have to adhere to the ports safety regulations, and the current COVID 19 protocols: so you must follow the 5 point PPE plan. This means you must be wearing at all times the following items of safety clothing – Safety Helmet, High Vis Jacket, Safety Shoes, Protective Eyeglasses and Protective Gloves. In addition, you are likely to be required to wear a face mask, utilise hand sanitizer, and maintain social distancing.
Please note these not Peters & May rules, but official port rules that will be enforced whilst alongside. If you do not have these safety items, please let us know in plenty of time so we can assist you in sourcing the same.
Once you have boarded the vessel:
Remember safety first and always.
Preparation for loading/discharging your yacht:
At no time are you allowed to stay on your yacht whilst it is being lifted.
By boarding the vessel and by signing the vessel’s log sheet upon boarding, you herewith expressly agree that the vessel, its owners, and any of their respective managers, charterers, agents, Master mariners, employees, servants, contractors or sub-contractors to any level are under no liability whatsoever, whether statutory or otherwise, and whether or not there be negligence on the part of any of the aforesaid in respect of loss of life, personal injury or loss of or damage to personal effects, baggage or other property.