Our yacht charters at Valencia Yachts are constantly brimming with water sports lovers who love to indulge in water toy plays or swimming in the seas of Singapore all year round. We know we all love to bask in the outdoor sunshine under the clear blue skies and get wet at our island stopovers at Lazarus or Kusu Islands. However, we must still take precautions of another foreseeable sea danger – the jellyfish sting in Singapore. This is one of the Singapore water dangers we often face while on a yacht charter vacation, usually almost only for people indulge in water toy plays. The threat of jellyfish often looms large among water sports enthusiasts. This article describes the current situation of jellyfish sting – the common locations of jellyfish in Singapore, the causes, symptoms and treatments in the event of mishaps, and everything else you need to know about jellyfish stings. Jellyfish Locations In Singapore In Singapore, the jellyfish are found everywhere – not just the seas, but also some of the lakes. Of course, other than the Adventure Cove waterpark in Sentosa, the natural ones can also be found elsewhere. There were reports of sightings of the venomous box jellyfish at Siloso Beach, Sentosa (read article). Another one was sighted at Tanjong Beach near FOC in Sentosa (article here). But off Sentosa, at nearby Lazarus Island, swimmers or even water toy lovers of the floating water mat and stand up paddle boards (activities which our guests often do) especially, jellyfish stings often occur. Read this article about such jellyfish occurrences off Sentosa What Causes A Jellyfish Sting Brushing against a jellyfish tentacle results in a sting. There are thousands of tiny barbed stingers on tentacles. Every stinger has a little bulb that holds toxin and a curled, sharp-tipped tube. Stingers are released by tiny triggers on the surface of a tentacle when you brush against it. The venom is released when the tube penetrates the skin. It influences the area of contact and may enter the circulation system. When touched, jellyfish that have washed up on a beach may continue to release venomous stingers. The Box Jellyfish The box jellyfish is the world’s most lethal jellyfish. They have tentacles that extend from each corner of their box-like bodies, which is why they are sometimes called sea wasps. Confine jellyfish live tropical regions all over the planet. They are typically found in the Indo-Pacific Ocean and along Australia’s northern coast. There are in excess of 40 types of box jellyfish. The Australian box jellyfish is the world’s most lethal jellyfish. Read this article for more info – https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/jellyfish-stings/symptoms-causes/syc-20353284 Symptoms Of Jellyfish Sting You may experience mild pain, itching, burning, or throbbing following a minor jellyfish sting. A rash with red, purple, or brown patches may be the appearance of a jellyfish sting. Stings from jellyfish that are more serious can cause more harm. If you have symptoms that are more severe, you need to see a doctor right away. The symptoms can be found in the image below that summarises it. Diagnosis Of Jellyfish Sting Most jellyfish stings don’t need clinical consideration from your medical care supplier. If you go to the doctor, they will probably be able to tell if you had a jellyfish sting by looking at it. It’s possible that your injury still has stingers. If that’s the case, your doctor might take a sample of the stingers to see if it’s the right treatment. Treatment Of Jellyfish Sting First, get rid of the sting. It is typically least demanding to scratch the sting away with a … Read More
Have you ever considered the possibilities of yacht dangers while renting a yacht for a short cruising trip? All of us guests may truly enjoy ourselves under the breezy wind and in front of picturesque night city skylines for great sightseeing. However, in the breathtaking world of yachting in Singapore, where the charm of cruising on the azure waters is truly unrivaled, it is crucial to be aware of potential dangers that can arise while on a yacht. Unexpected dangers in the yacht are still bound to happen. They can be very daunting to your personal experience while on a outdoor sea trip in the Singapore waters. We will explore some key aspects of yacht safety in Singapore, including fire safety management, navigating choppy waters, avoiding boat jerks, preventing boat collisions, mitigating accidental drownings, addressing the risk of falling overboard, managing jellyfish stings, sea urchin attacks and considering the unlikely possibility of a shark attack. Fire Safety Management The first safety aspect of yacht dangers management is the fire safety management onboard. We foresee that fire hazards can arise from all forms – birthday candles due to birthday party, food barbecue, faulty electrical cables, or even someone might be smoking inside the yacht (though this is not allowed generally). Valencia Yachts surely is popular with charters for birthday events. Hence, birthday candles may be lit up during the birthday celebrations and accidental misuse of the lighters or matchsticks onboard may cause a fire if the guests or crew are not careful. Another aspect is the use of our gas operated BBQ grilles. Guests often like to utilise our yachts for food barbecue activities that may result in high flames if for whatsoever reasons, the gas may cause it so. If people are not careful, the yacht may burst in flames. We are not to worry on this – we have fire safety equipment available onboard in the event of a fire hazard mishap. Our yacht crew and captain are also well trained in handling fire hazard problems onboard. One15 Marina has some fire safety measures and prevention tips for the yacht. They have mentioned that the 3 common causes of fire hazards are – human use of flammable items, gas system malfunction and electrical failure. Read more about their 3 common causes of boat fire hazards Navigating Choppy Waters Have you ever considered the fact that choppy waters during certain water tide times can be a terrible experience? Boats shake more along the more aggressive water waves when the sea tides are higher. With an experienced captain, a 45 feet catamaran, like our Maximum Yacht, is still stable enough to navigate along the waving sea, but at times, there may still be unexpected boat jerks (probably due to trying to avoid a collision) which may lead to unexpected injuries. Boat Jerking And Boat Collision A yacht charter trip can be dangerous if in case, it goes into a collision with another vessel, pontoon or jetty. But sometimes even a jerk, possibly due to wavy waters, can pose injuries to the yacht guests. This is especially so if you have toddlers onboard the yacht. It also applies to younger children, pregnant women and elderly guests. They are generally more fragile and more prone to injuries in the event of a sudden yacht jerk. Falling Overboard And Drowning It’s possible for guests to be falling overboard the yacht and even drown inside the sea. Our yachts have life buoys onboard and the captain are trained for such rescues. The PPCDL that our yacht staff acquired is mandatory. Part of this PPCDL certification … Read More
Yacht chartering in Singapore is an increasingly popular way to experience the beauty of the city-state’s coastline and islands in Singapore’s seas. Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway, a corporate event, or a family vacation, a yacht charter can provide a unique and luxurious experience. However, to fully enjoy your time on the water, it’s important to have a captain and crew on board. At least, there’s some law and order inside the marine vessel, which is also subject to the laws of MPA and other maritime laws of Singapore. In this blog post, we’ll explain why. Safety And Security The captain of a yacht charter is responsible for the safety and security of all passengers on board. They are in charge of the vessel and must ensure that it’s in good working condition before setting sail. They also need to be aware of the weather and sea conditions, and make any necessary adjustments to the itinerary. In case of an emergency, the captain is the one who makes the final decision and takes the necessary action. A crew trained in first aid and emergency procedures is also essential. They can provide immediate assistance in case of injury or illness, and can also help to evacuate passengers in case of an emergency. This is particularly important in Singapore, where the waters can be choppy and unpredictable, especially during a rainy weather. Not forgetting the COVID-19 pandemic is still on (as of January 2023), so the crew and captain have to take extra precautions against any infections by at least preparing test kits or flu medicine and others on standby. Navigation And Experience The captain of a yacht charter is also responsible for navigating and operating the vessel. They need to have a thorough knowledge of the local waters and weather conditions, and be able to make quick decisions in case of unexpected situations. They must also be familiar with the vessel’s navigation and communication equipment, and be able to use them efficiently. Having a crew with experience and knowledge of the local waters is also important. They can provide valuable insights into the best places to visit, and recommend activities that are suitable for the weather and sea conditions. They can also help to plan the itinerary, ensuring that passengers have a memorable and enjoyable experience. Luxury And Comfort A yacht charter is a luxury experience, and the captain and crew play a vital role in providing this. They can prepare meals and serve drinks, ensuring that passengers are well-fed and hydrated throughout the trip. They can also arrange activities, such as fishing, snorkeling, and island-hopping, and provide equipment and instructions. The captain and crew can also help to create a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere on board. They can play music, provide blankets and cushions, and set up a comfortable seating area. They can also provide information on the sights and landmarks that can be seen from the yacht. Valencia Yachts has a list of yacht amenities for the above, such as the cabin, karaoke set and BBQ pits. They are designed also for the 4-hour and overnight charters. Moving On A yacht charter in Singapore is a unique and luxurious way to experience the city-state’s coastline and islands. However, to fully enjoy your time on the water, it’s important to have a captain and crew on board. They are responsible for the safety and security of passengers, provide navigation and experience, and help to create a luxurious and comfortable atmosphere on board. When planning your next yacht charter, consider the value of having a captain and crew, and you’re … Read More
For many parents, booking a private boat charter and sailing with small children in tow can be difficult and, not to mention, dangerous. However, yachting with the whole family can be one of the best ways to spend the weekend or holidays. To make your private luxury yacht charter experience a safe, fun, and memorable one, you should follow some basic rules. 1. Choose the best boat Safety should always be your number one priority when planning any activity that involves your children. Since not all luxury yachts are created equal, it’s best to ask the charter company for advice during booking. You must make sure that you book with a company that can offer a boat with safety features, comfortable sleeping accommodation, and activities for kids. 2. Know your limits Research what you can and cannot do while on a boat, especially when travelling with toddlers. You should also ask your yacht charter company in Singapore about their dos and don’ts onboard to ensure your kids’ safety and yours. 3. Find out the boat’s no-go areas Yachts have areas that are off-limits, especially to young children. It’s important that you ask the crew about this before boarding. Then, remind your kids that they should not go to any part of the boat without anyone to accompany and supervise them. 4. Use safety harnesses For many parents, safety harnesses that are clipped to a child’s clothing are an excellent way to ensure that they won’t be able to roam around the boat unsupervised. These are especially useful for toddlers who are intensely inquisitive and active. 5. Discuss safety features and remind them of routines Before your trip, make sure your children are aware of and understand the safety on the yacht. This is an essential part of your cruise holiday planning to ensure that everyone stays safe while onboard and that they know what to do in case of an emergency. It also helps to give them a drill so they get a clearer picture of what can happen in certain circumstances. 6. Plan your itinerary with your kids in mind Keep in mind that you’re chartering a yacht to let your children experience a one-of-a-kind adventure. So, it only makes sense that you keep them in mind when planning your trip’s itinerary and the activities you want to do. These could include snorkelling, visiting wildlife parks or sanctuaries, kayaking, or surfing. If you’re not sure what activities your kids can engage in, it helps to ask the crew for suggestions. Conclusion Valencia Yachts offers true freedom and grandeur when you charter a boat with us. We guarantee a most unforgettable yacht experience cruising Singapore’s southern coastline, whether you’re travelling with your family, friends, or colleagues. What’s more, Valencia Yachts offers remarkable yacht experiences at affordable rates. So, whether you’re celebrating a birthday, anniversary, wedding, or corporate event, we will make sure that you’ll have a grand time onboard our Valencia or Victoria yacht. For the best private yacht charters in Singapore, contact us today to book!
Love the sun and sea but tired of the beach? Most people would not want to pass up the smell of the fresh sea breeze with the gentle caress of the sun. A yacht cruise can indeed be a novel and exciting activity to do on the weekend. On a local yacht charter, you can leave your worries on the shore as you enjoy leisure time with friends or family. Do not just go running headfirst into enjoyment, though. As with any outdoor activity, there are all sorts of considerations to take into account. There can be some situations that can spoil the fun at sea, even resulting in emergencies. Minimize the possibility of such events by observing some safety practices. Take a few moments to ensure your safety by following these simple tips. 1. Prepare a boat safety kit Bring along an emergency kit for the trip, including a waterproof flashlight, extra batteries, a first aid kit, rope, whistle, and duct tape. 2. Check life jackets The yacht should have plenty of life jackets stored in case of emergencies. Check with the crew if they are secured and are not damaged. Confirm if there are enough to cover all guests on board. Any children on board should be wearing them at all times. 3. Be mindful of the weather It is essential to check the weather forecast before even booking your yacht trip. The weather affects the waves at sea, so steer clear from days with even just light showers to be extra safe. Of course, double-check the weather again on the day of your booking. If the forecast is slightly off and the sky is dark, it is better to postpone the trip to a later date. 4. Do not overload the boat In order to keep the boat buoyant, there should be a limit to the number of guests on board. Make sure to only book for a reasonable number of guests with you. Do also make it a point not to bring any additional persons aside from those booked. Remember that the crew will also be on board the trip. 5. Check for harmful fumes Before embarking, there are protocols observed by the crew to check the boat’s integrity. One of these is to check for fumes, as they could point to problems within the boat’s engine. If you smell anything weird, bring it to the crew’s attention immediately. Conclusion Valencia Yachts always has your safety as our top priority. A licensed professional will be in charge of steering the boat, and our faithful crew are trained to handle any emergencies. Even so, it will not hurt to float on the safe side as you enjoy a well-earned yacht trip. If you feel ready to go out on a boating trip, you are in luck! We currently have a limited-time promotion where our private yacht prices begin at $599 for two people to go on a four-hour cruise. Don’t miss your chance and book with us online at https://valenciayachts.com/promotions/.