UK marine assistance company, Marine Support Services (MSS) has teamed up with marina operator MDL to offer a range of membership schemes.

UK marine assistance company, Marine Support Services (MSS) has teamed up with marina operator Marina Developments to offer MDL berth holders access to a range of MSS membership schemes.

Services on offer comprise a nationwide breakdown assistance and information system in addition to support with common boat problems such as electronic malfunctions, flat batteries and fouled propellers. Membership also provides berth holders with access to information such as passage planning, pilotage and weather and tide information.

To mark the new relationship with MDL, MSS has launched a new product called ‘Inshore Membership’ which has been designed to provide assistance within certain geographical areas. In the event of a breakdown a marine engineer can be called out to diagnose the fault and if necessary, carry out emergency repairs to enable the member to return safely to the shore. If repairs cannot be made, then the member’s boat will be towed back to its berth.