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Lost your boat? Read this first...

Post by Poke » Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:36 pm

Hi all.

It's been mentioned many times on the Inland forum, but if you lose your boat, please report it missing to the police. This way, if a concerned member of the public reports an upturned boat floating down a river or in an estuary, it won't trigger a search involving police/mountain rescue/coastguard etc. It'll also increase your chances of getting your kit back if it is found in a tree the next day!

The best way to do this is via the "Single Non Emergency Number" (SNEN) which has been rolled out across the UK, this number is 101. You can find more information about it here: http://www.police.uk/101

Coastguards information can be found on this website.

If you think that any additional contact details should be provided in this post, please PM me and I'll ensure they're updated.
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Re: Lost your boat? Read this first...

Post by Poke » Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:00 am

Note, this post used to list the individual non-emergency police numbers for different forces across the UK.
It was updated Oct 13, as they have now all been replaced by the "101" single non-emergency number.
These numbers are listed below for reference, incase anyone has any need of them:
the previous version of this post wrote:Apparently Scottish Paddler has published a list of non-emergency police numbers in Scotland. It is recommended that you take these numbers with you when out boating to allow boats to be reported promptly, and minimise the chances of kayakers wasting police time. This website lists all the numbers for the UK, I've swiped those that are probably the most important. Hope you never need to use them!
  • Cheshire - 01244 350000 or 0845 4580000
  • Cleveland - 01642 326326
  • Cumbria - 0845 3300247
  • Derbyshire - 0345 1233333
  • Devon & Cornwall - 01752 721100 or 08452 777444 and now 101 (22/9/2011)
  • Dorset - 01202 222222
  • Durham - 0345 6060365
  • Greater Manchester - 0161 872 5050
  • Lancashire - 01772 61444 or 0845 1253545
  • North Yorkshire - 01609 768000 or 0845 6060247
  • Northumbria - 03456 043043
  • South Yorkshire - 0114 220 2020
  • Thames Valley (Berks, Bucks & Oxon) - 01865 841148 or 08458 505505
  • West Mercia Police - 0300 333 3000
  • West Yorkshire - 01924 375222 or 0845 6060606
  • Dyfed Powys Police - 01267 222020 or 0845 3302000 (SNEN 101)
  • Gwent 01633 838111 (SNEN 101)
  • North Wales - 01492 517171 or 0845 6071002 (SNEN 101)
  • South Wales - 01656 655555 (SNEN 101)
  • Northern Ireland - 02890 650222 or 0845 600 8000
  • Central Scotland - 01786 456000
  • Dumfries & Galloway - 0845 600 5701
  • Fife - 0845 600 5702
  • Grampian - 0845 600 5700
  • Lothian & Borders - 0131 311 3131
  • Northern - 01463 715555
  • Strathclyde - 0141 532 2000
  • Tayside - 0300 111 2222

Also, according to these websites, the "Single Non Emergency Number" (SNEN) 101 can be used in Wales, Devon & Cornwall, and a few other places in the UK for non-emergency calls.
http://www.101cymru.net/ wrote: * 101 is the 24 hour telephone number provided by the Police in Wales to deal with non-emergency calls.
* 101 is the way to contact the Police for all matters which are not emergencies.
* 101 is the number to use to contact your local Police wherever you are in Wales.
* 101 is NOT a replacement for the 999 emergency service.
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