Guys...here is an ALERT TO ALL VESSELS SAILING IN EUROPE IN PORTUGAL, SPAIN, FRANCE ETC. (this is not a joke)
For a number of years, we have had hundreds of foreign vessels run aground while trying to enter Marinas in Portugal at night, with loss of life on many cases. We used to think that there was something wrong with the "outsiders", and the way they navigate at night.
Then last week on a trip to St. John, as the ferry boat that approached the pier, I saw that as you enter the harbour
, the GREEN LIGHT
is on the left side (port), and the RED LIGHT
is on the Right side.
Well over here is exactly the opposite. As yoiu enter our marinas, the GREEN LIGHT
is to the right, Stbd, and the RED LIGHT
is to the left Port.
I have included a few views of some marina entrances in Portugal, Spain and France, and if you zoom on the marina entrance you can see what I mean.
I checked TB's marina, and the red light is on the right, the green on the left.
Here bellow are some aerial photos, please have a look.
Please pass this message to all you know comming this way. Thank you.