Sailing Guide Croatia

Croatia sailing guide is intended to give you some essential, useful information to help you deal with routine and unexpected situations while on board, or even earlier, from getting a skipper’s licence, to where and when you can get the information you need while sailing, etc.

Licence

A skipper’s licence is a proof that the person in charge of the boat is capable of sailing it and has the knowledge required for tourist navigation, sailing safety, elementary engine mechanics, meteorology, fire protection and also has a radio operator’s certificate for the boat’s VHF set.

Important Numbers

No matter how experienced you are in handling a boat, you will feel safer if emergency numbers are to hand, so that you can phone in case of danger or if you need assistance.

No prefix is required for these numbers:

112

Public Emergency Centre

192

Police

193

Fire Department

194

Ambulance

195

Sea search and rescue VHF Channel 16

18981

General information

11888

Information of local and long-distance phone numbers

11802

Information of international phone numbers
Danger Signals
MAYDAY
is used when a boat is in danger and seeks urgent assistance.
PAN PAN
is used to indicate that an urgent message must be sent regarding the safety of the crew or the vessel.
SECURITE
is a warning signal indicating that a coastal or radio station is about to emit a message regarding meteorological or navigational warnings.

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