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The Grenadines: Warning re. Yacht Activity in Union/Canouan

By Sue Richards last modified Jan 27, 2012 10:04 PM

Published: 2012-01-27 22:04:03
Countries: St Vincent & the Grenadines

The safety department at SVG Air strongly urges operators of yachts and other marine vessels to avoid the area within 2 miles of the runway final approach areas in Union and Canouan.

On numerous occasions marine vessels have been crossing the final approach path, particularly of runway 13 in Canouan, at the precise moment when aircraft are at low altitudes on final approach. This poses a problem to both aircraft and marine vessels alike, especially at night or in low visibility conditions. This situation also poses a problem when experienced by a pilot unfamiliar with the area.

To those engaging in parasailing activities south of runway 08 in Union, the department also urges you to exercise caution, as this is close to the runway's final approach path. Similar to the above, additional risks arise in turbulent or low-visibility conditions and with pilots unfamiliar with the area.