Yachting Croatia

Safety On Sea

The most important thing while sailing in the sea is safety, so we have prepared a variety of important information that may assist you and make your sailing experience safer. Service of search and rescue operations is managed by the Maritime Rescue Coordination Center (MRCC) in Rijeka , which is on call 24 hours. Apart from the national center, eight port authorities, their branch offices, coastal radio stations, guarded lighthouses and unit for search and rescue are continuously on duty Constant surveying is established on VHF channels 10 and 16, and the phone number of the National Center for Search and Rescue is 9155 (from abroad +385 51 9155) for all the needs in case of danger at sea. Telephone operator of MRCC responds to calls and is in the Global Maritime Distress and Safety system (GMDSS). 

                    

 

RADIO COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION ON WEATHER FORECAST

The National Meteorological and Hydrological Service issues through the coastal radio-stations forecasts for mariners containing the general state of weather and weather forecast for the Adriatic and Otranto Strait for 24 hours per area (north, middle and southern Adriatic Sea). Weather forecast is broadcasted three times a day in English and Croatian by Rijeka Radio, Split Radio and Dubrovnik Radio and it refers to the following 12 plus 12 hours from the moment of broadcast. See the table below under the title Meteorological and navigational warnings and reports.

VHF SERVICE OF Croatian coastal STATIONS 

Coastal Station   RIJEKA RADIO  SPLIT RADIO  DUBROVNIK RADIO 
Call sign    9AR  9AS  9AD
Channels to watch    16
04, 20, 24 
16, 70
07, 21, 23, 81 
16
04, 07 
TFC List 

Channel

Time

24 

every odd hour + 35 min 

07, 21, 23, 81 

if necessary at the end of met. and navig. report 

04, 07 

if necessary at the end of met. and navig. report 

Meteorological and navigational warnings and reports 

Channel

Time

24 

05.35 14.35 19.35 

07, 21,23, 81 

05.45 12.45 19.45 

04, 07 

06.25 13.20 21.20 

Constant weather forecasts are also given by the Port Authorities every fifteen minutes in four languages (Croatian, English, Italian and German). Port Authorities Pula, Šibenik and Dubrovnik are broadcasting on channel 73, Rijeka on channel 69 and Split on channel 67. 

 

PORT AUTHORITIES

Along with the emergency call number 9155, radio frequencies and GMDSS system it is also important to known the phone numbers of port authorities.

Port Authorities

Pula                +385 52 222 037
Rijeka             +385 51 214 031
Senj                +385 53 881 301
Zadar              +385 23 433 778
Šibenik            +385 22 217 214
Split                 +385 21 362 436
Ploče               +385 20 679 008
Dubrovnik        +385 20 418 989

When calling these numbers you may ask not only for assistance but also for weather forecast. List of phone numbers for all port branches can be obtained from the port authorities.

CODE OF CONDUCT IN ports and ON THE BEACHES

For safety reasons, it is not permitted to sail in areas of the entrance into the port, in the narrow areas of waterways, at a range less than 50 meters from the shore, i.e. swimming safety border and 200 meters from a natural beach. Power boats, jet engine boats and airbag boats can be driven only where this is permitted and in no case closer than 300 m from the shore. Our recommendation is that you do not arrive at a dock or leave a dock with a speed which could create a wave that might damage other vessels and devices in the port.

VHF in case of A danger 

In the hope and with the desire that you will not need it, it is useful to know how to communicate that you are in danger by using a radio station.

The signs of danger:

MAYDAY is a sign which suggests that a ship is in danger and requires assistance as soon as possible. 
PAN-PAN sign indicates that we want to deliver an urgent message that relates to the safety of the crew or the ship. 
SECURITE is a warning sign, which means that the coastal or the ship’s radio station wants to broadcast a message that refers to meteorological or navigational warning.

·         MAYDAY – sign of danger   

This sign indicates that the ship is threatened by a serious and inevitable danger that calls for emergency assistance. The sign Mayday/danger enjoys absolute precedence over all other calls and other messages. Therefore, when a station receives an indication of danger, it is obliged to stop any operation and to listen attentively for further flow of events on that frequency. Violation of the Mayday sign is strictly prohibited.

Call and message of danger:

Call MAYDAY MAYDAY MAYDAY

HERE IS NAME of the ship in danger (three times)

Message MAYDAY

NAME of the ship in danger

POSITION

NATURE OF DANGER

 

Type of help that is sought

OTHER INFORMATION that may facilitate rescue

PAN PAN - sign of urgency

This sign indicates that the radio station wants to give a very urgent message, which relates to the safety of the ship or a person. This sign is transmitted in the case of loss of a man in the sea (man overboard) or serious and immediate danger that threatens one or more persons. Contents of the message can be varied, but generally refers to the crew (a man overboard, sickness, injury), the state of the ship and its equipment or facilities (different serious cases of damage).

Call of urgency

PAN-PAN PAN-PAN PAN-PAN

TO ALL SHIPS (three times), or NAME of a particular station (three times)

HERE IS NAME of the ship which is gives a message (three times)

MESSAGE

 

SECURITE - sign of safety

This sign indicates that the station will deliver a message that refers to a very important navigational or meteorological warning. Contents of security message includes all kinds of dangers which threaten safety of navigation, such as floating objects, mines, irregular operation of the coastal lights, damaged or ruined navigational marks, military shooting exercises, radical weather changes ...

Call of safety

SECURITE SECURITE SECURITE

TO ALL SHIPS (three times), or NAME of a particular station (three times)

HERE IS NAME of the ship which is gives a message (three times)

MESSAGE

 

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

International dialing prefix for Croatia   + 385
112 - NATIONAL PROTECTION AND RESCUE DIRECTORATE urgent rescuing and alerting (in any occasion)
9155 - Search and rescue at sea (National Headquarters telephone) or VHF channels 16, 10 and 74
94 - Ambulance (Doctor)
93 - Fire Department
92 - Police
987- Roadside assistance

 

A LIST OF MARINAS

ACI d.d.
M.Tita 151
51410 Opatija
+385 51271 288

ACI UMAG
Šet.V.Gortana bb
52470, Umag
+385 52 741 066
+385 52 741 897

ACI ROVINJ
Šet.Vij. Euro.bb,
52210 Rovinj
+385 52 813 133

ACI PULA
Riva 1
52100, Pula
+385 52 219 142

ACI POMER
52100 Pula
+385 52 573 162
+385 52 573 400

ACI CRES
Jadranska ob.22
51557 Cres
+385 51 571 622

ACI OPATIJA
Liburnijska c.bb
51 414 Ičići
+385 51 704 004

ACI SUPETRASKA DRAGA
p.p. 42
51280 Rab
+385 51 776 268

ACI RAB
p.p. 42
51280 Rab
+385 51 724 023

ACI ŠIMUNI
23521 Kolan
+385 23 697 457

ACI ŽUT
22242 Jezera
+385 99 470 028
+385 22 786 0278

ACI PIŠKERA
22242 Jezera
+385 99 470 009

ACI JEZERA
p.p. 2
22242 Jezera
+385 22 439 315

ACI VODICE
Artina bb
22211 Vodice
+385 22 443 086

ACI SKRADIN
22222 Skradin
Obala P.Šubića bb
+385 22 771 365

ACI TROGIR
21220 Trogir
Put Cumbrjana bb
+385 21 881 544

ACI SPLIT
Uvala baluni bb
21000 Split
+385 21 398 548
+385 21 398 599

ACI MILNA
21405 Milna
Milna bb
+385 21 636 306
+385 21 636 366

ACI VRBOSKA
21463 Vrboska
Vrboska bb
+385 21 774 018

ACI PALMIŽANA
21450 Hvar
Palmižana bb
+385 21 744 995
+385 99 470 039

ACI KORČULA
20260 Korčula
+385 20 711 661

ACI DUBROVNIK
p.p.35
20001 Dubrovnik
+385 20 455 020
+385 
20 455 021

MARINA NAUTICA
Ul. sv. Antona
5
2 366 Novigrad
+385 52 600 480

NOVIGRAD
Mandrač bb ili 18
52366 Novigrad
+385 52 757 077

ČERVAR-PORAT
Riva Amfora 8
52449 Červar
+385 52 436 661

PARENTIUM
Trg Slobode 2/a
52440 Poreč
+385 52 452 210

MARINA VALALTA
Uvala San Felice
52210 Rovinj
+385 52 811 033

FUNTANA
Ribarska 11
52 452 Funtana
+385 52 428 500

VRSAR
Obala M. Tita 1a
62450 Vrsar
+385 52 441 052

USLUGA POREČ
Turističko šet 9
52 440 Poreč
+385 52 451 913
+385 52 431 003

VERUDA
Cesta. p. brig.12
52100 Pula
+385 52 214 740

ADMIRAL
M. Tita 139
51410 Opatija
+385 51 271 822

PUNAT
Puntica 7
51521 Punat
+385 51 654 111

BRODOGRADILIŠTE CRES
Peškera 2
51557 Cres
+385 51 571 324

Y/C MALI LOŠINJ
Privlaka bb
51550 Mali Lošinj
+385 51 231 626

BORIK
Kneza Domagoja bb
3000 Zadar

+385 23 333 036

MARINA ZADAR
I.Meštrovića 2
23000 Zadar
+385 23 204 850

MARINA DALMACIJA
23000 Zadar
Elizabete Kotromanić 11/1
+385 23 200 300

OLIVE ISLAND MARINA
Plava Vala d.o.o.
23 000 Zadar
Obala kneza Trpimira 33
+385 23 335 808

VELI IŽ
23281 Veli Iž
+385 23 277 006

KORNATI
Šet. K.Branimira 1
23210 Biograd n/M
+385 23 383 800

HRAMINA
Put gradine bb
22243 Murter
+385 22 434 411
+385 22 545 849

BETINA
N. Škevina bb
22244 Betina
+385 
22 434 497

SOLARIS
Hot.naselje Solaris bb,
22000 Šibenik

+385 22 363 999
+385 22 361 024

ŠANGULIN
Kraljice Jelene 3
23210 Biograd n/M
+385 23 385 150
+385 23 385 020

KREMIK
Splitska 24
22202 Primošten
+385 22 570 068
+385 22 581 708

MARINA TRIBUNJ
Jurjevgradska 2
22212 Tribunj
+385 22 447 145

MARINA FRAPA
Uvala soline
22203 Rogoznica
+385 22 559 900

MARINA KAŠTELA
Šet. kralja Tomislava bb
21 213 Kaštel Gomilica
+385 21 20 40 10

AGANA
Dr.F.Tuđmana 5
21222 Marina
+385 21 889 411
+385 21 889 412

LUCICA-LUMBARDA
20263 Lumbarda
+385 20 712 489

 

A LIST OF PETROL STATIONS

Bibinje – p.s. Fuzul International
Tel: +385 23 300 728
Payment: diners, amex, visa, maestro, master card

BIBINJE

Biograd na moru - p.s. INA
Tel: +385 23 383 961

Payment: INA card, AX, DC, EC MC, VISA

BIOGRAD N/M

Bol - p.s. INA
Tel: +385 21 635 119

Payment: INA card, AX, DC, EC MC, VISA

ISLAND OF BRAČ - Bol

Cres-Marina - p.s. INA
Tel: +385 51 571 334

Payment: INA card, AX, DC, EC MC, VISA

ISLAND OF CRES

Crikvenica-Coast - p.s. INA
Tel: +385 51 781 004

Payment: INA card, AX, DC, EC MC, VISA

CRIKVENICA

Dubrovnik-Komolac-Marina - p.s.  INA
Tel: +385 20 454 142

Payment: INA card, AX, DC, EC MC, VISA

DUBROVNIK

Dubrovnik-Orsan - p.s. INA
Tel: +385 20 435 965

Payment: INA card, AX, DC, EC MC, VISA

DUBROVNIK

Hvar - p.s. INA
Tel: +385 21 741 060

Payment: INA card, AX, DC, EC MC, VISA

ISLAND OF HVAR

Jezera - p.s. INA
Tel: +385 22 439 299

Payment: INA card, AX, DC, EC MC, VISA

ISLAND OF MURTER -Jezera

Korčula - p.s. INA
Tel: +385 20 711 017

Payment: INA card, AX, DC, EC MC, VISA

ISLAND OF KORČULA

Krk-Obala - p.s. INA
Tel: +385 51 221 130

Payment: INA card, AX, DC, EC MC, VISA

ISLAND OF KRK

Lastovo - p.s. INA
Tel: +385 20 805 034

Payment: INA card, AX, DC, EC MC, VISA

ISLAND OF LASTOVO

Makarska-Coast - p.s. INA
Tel: +385 21 612 660

Payment: INA card, AX, DC, EC MC, VISA

MAKARSKA

Mali Lošinj-Coast - p.s. INA
Tel: +385 51 232 141

Payment: INA card, AX, DC, EC MC, VISA

ISLAND OF LOŠINJ

Milna-Marina - p.s. INA
Tel: +385 21 636 340

Payment: INA card, AX, DC, EC MC, VISA

ISLAND OF BRAČ - Milna

Murter - p.s. INA
Tel: +385 22 434 499

Payment: INA card, AX, DC, EC MC, VISA

ISLAND OF MURTER

Novalja-Coast - p.s. INA
Tel: +385 53 662 263

Payment: INA card, AX, DC, EC MC, VISA

ISLAND OF PAG - Novalja

Novigrad Coast – p.s. OMV Istrabenz
Tel: +385 52 757 031

Payment: AX, DC, EC MC, VISA

NOVIGRAD

Opatija-Lido - p.s. INA
Tel: +385 51 271 327

Payment: INA card, AX, DC, EC MC, VISA

OPATIJA

Ploče - p.s. INA
Tel: +385 20 679 579

Payment: INA card, AX, DC, EC MC, VISA

PLOČE

Poreč- Coast - p.s. INA
Tel: +385 52 431 689

Payment: INA card, AX, DC, EC MC, VISA

POREČ

Preko - p.s. INA
Tel: +385 23 286 214

Payment: INA card, AX, DC, EC MC, VISA

ISLAND OF UGLJAN - Preko

Primošten-Marina Kremik - p.s. INA
Tel: +385 22 571 110

Payment: INA card, AX, DC, EC MC, VISA

PRIMOŠTEN

Pula-Marina Veruda - p.s. INA
Tel: +385 52 219 009

Payment: INA card, AX, DC, EC MC, VISA

PULA

Pula- Coast - p.s. INA
Tel: +385 52 223 935

Payment: INA card, AX, DC, EC MC, VISA

PULA

Rab- Coast - p.s. INA
Tel: +385 51 724 142

Payment: INA card, AX, DC, EC MC, VISA

ISLAND OF RAB

Rovinj- Coast - p.s. INA
Tel: +385 52 813 500

Payment: INA card, AX, DC, EC MC, VISA

ROVINJ

Sali - p.s. Barbara Exclusive (INA)
Tel: +385 23 377 234

ISLAND OF DUGI OTOK - Sali

Split- Coast - p.s. INA
Tel: +385 21 399 397

Payment: INA card, AX, DC, EC MC, VISA

SPLIT

Sukošan-Marina Dalmacija
Tel: +385 23 300 728

Payment: INA card, AX, DC, EC MC, VISA

SUKOŠAN - BIBINJE

Šibenik- Coast - p.s. INA
Tel: +385 22 213 868

Payment: INA card, AX, DC, EC MC, VISA

ŠIBENIK

Šolta - p.s. INA
Tel: +385 21 654 180

Payment: INA card, AX, DC, EC MC, VISA

ISLAND OF ŠOLTA – Rogač Bay

Trogir - p.s. INA
Tel: +385 21 885 458

Payment: INA card, AX, DC, EC MC, VISA

TROGIR

Umag- Coast - p.s. INA
Tel: +385 52 743 419

Payment: INA card, AX, DC, EC MC, VISA

UMAG

Vela Luka - p.s. INA
Tel: +385 20 812 910

Payment: INA card, AX, DC, EC MC, VISA

ISLAND OF KORČULA - Vela Luka

Vis - p.s. INA
Tel: +385 21 711 176

Payment: INA card, AX, DC, EC MC, VISA

ISLAND OF VIS

Vodice - p.s. INA
Tel: +385 22 443 024

Payment: INA card, AX, DC, EC MC, VISA

VODICE

Vrboska - p.s. INA
Tel: +385 21 774 220

Payment: INA card, AX, DC, EC MC, VISA

ISLAND OF HVAR - Vrboska

Vrsar – p.s. OMV Istrabenz
Tel: +385 52 441 170

Payment: AX, DC, EC MC, VISA

VRSAR

Zadar-Voštarnica - p.s. INA
Tel: +385 23 235 962

Payment: INA card, AX, DC, EC MC, VISA

ZADAR

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