Safety and emergencies at sea

Follow sailing regulations, know where the mooring areas are and what to do in the event of an emergency.

Sailing regulations in the Bay of Cannes

Certain rules apply to sailing at sea. You must know and follow them for everyone's safety. It is your responsibility as a sailor.

Download the sailing regulations brochure for Cannes harbour
Download the nautical chart (Cannes Pays de Lérins)

Mooring area

Documentation - Pleasure Craft Mooring Area (pdf - 1.3 Mo)

Emergency at sea: call 196 to reach the coastguard!

In the event of an emergency, please call 196 from any phone or use channel 16 on the VHF

CROSSMED, the regional search and rescue centre, saves some 1300 people from danger every summer in the Mediterranean.

Strong winds, breakdowns and exhaustion can be dangerous. Vigilance and safety are essential at sea and many dangerous situations can be avoided if you follow three simple rules:

  • Check your gear
  • Be realistic about your fitness
  • Check the weather forecast

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Flags on the beach

In France and in Europe, the signposting of swimming areas is now standardised. Each flag has a specific recommendation.

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