When to Report an Accident
You’ve just enjoyed a beautiful day of boating and are now en route to your slip. As you approach the marina your throttle gets stuck in forward causing a collision. Your boat receives $950,00 worth of fiberglass hull damage but thankfully no one was injured. Are you required to submit an accident report? By law you are required to file a formal written report of the accident.
A formal written accident report is required to be filed when the following situations occur:
1. Life is lost due to the accident.
2. Someone is injured and requires medical treatment beyond first aid.
3. There is a complete loss of the vessel or damage to the vessel and property exceeding $2000. (Many states have set a limit less than $2000- contact the local state boating authority to determine the amount).
4. Any person on board a vessel disappears (under circumstances indicating death or injury).
Boating Accident Reports are required to be filed
1. 48 hours of the occurrence or if a person dies within one day (24 hours)
2. 48 hours if a person is injured and medical treatment beyond first aid is required.
3. 10 days if there is only damage to the vessel
4. Please call the Coast Guard’s Customer Info line, 1-(800) 366-5647, to obtain information about required forms and where to submit them. You can also find the date and location of the Coast Guard Auxiliary’s next Boating Skills and Seamanship Course. If you or someone you know is interested in an exciting career, the United States Coast Guard is hiring. Please call 1-800-Get USCG.
Laundry & Restroom Building
Grand Marina prides itself on having one of the cleanest restroom and laundry facilities available. We have a cleaning service that comes every day to make sure they are cleaned and fully stocked. If you think our restroom or laundry building is in need of some extra attention please let us know and we will be down there right away to fix any problems.
Laundry Room Etiquette
As I am sure you all know Grand Marina has a laundry facility on-site; however it is exclusively for the use of our liveaboard tenants. No one else should be using these facilities, but since
we don’t have “Laundry Police” we have no way to monitor this. If there is someone in the laundry room who shouldn’t be call the office and we will come down and investigate.
Alameda has a few Laundromats and some are open early in the morning or late in the evening. Here are a few near us:
Washboard Coin Laundry
1198 Park St, Alameda, Ca. 94501
645 Central Ave, Alameda, Ca. 94501
Lincoln Ave Coin Laundry
1459 Lincoln Ave, Alameda, Ca. 94501
Laundry Time Laundromat
650 Central Ave, Alameda, Ca, 94501
Keep Your Keys to Yourself
We would like to ask that our berthers not loan gate keys out to people working on their boats. This is for your safety and the safety of your fellow berthers. The Harbor Office is open
from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, seven days a week. Boat workers should obtain dock keys directly from the office. Misused keys are subject to deactivation without notice.
We have a few simple rules that we would like to remind you of when dumping your rubbish in the bins:
Please remember not to throw items in the regular bins. That also means furniture wood or cement (you’d be surprised) TVs or appliances, which brings us to the next rule…
It is prohibited to dispose of any kind of electronics in a regular garbage container. If you have something you need to get rid of and don’t know where to bring it please call
or come up to the office and we will be happy to print you a list of all of the recycling facilities in the area.
For the health of our employees as well as the environment please do not throw any hazardous materials in the garbage bins. If you have any questions on what, how, or where to dispose
hazardous material, contact the marina office and we’ll gladly point you in the right direction!
Clutter on Docks
Equally important is to keep the walkways and fingers clear of clutter. Extra storage boxes may not be kept on the dock. Likewise, dinghies, row boats, or skiffs may not be kept on the dock. If you have space in front of your boat, you may keep them in the front of the slip, but they must be kept out of the main walkways. This is not only a courtesy to your neighbors but a safety
issue as well. Check in with the office if you have any questions about putting a dinghy at the front of your berth.
On a side note, make sure your boat is tied up properly, with lines on both sides of the boat. A shift in the wind can easily push the boat over the dock.