Weather warnings are currently in place for coastal areas from Aberdeen to Shetland and from Stornoway, Belfast, down to Holyhead, Milford Haven and Falmouth as Storm Frank approaches.
Although additional rainfall may have an impact over land, it’s the predicted high winds that continue to cause most concern for the UK Coastguard.
Check the weather and tidal conditions before you set out so you can prepare your vessel accordingly or even ask yourself whether you should be going out at all.
Don't be tempted to go out and photographs in stormy weather No photograph or selfie is worth risking your life for.
However, as always, if you do see someone in trouble or are in trouble yourself, then call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.
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