Tuesday 10 December, 2019

Boat operators reminded to adhere to safety zone rules

Folkstone, St. James (BGIS)

Folkstone, St. James (BGIS)

Management of the Folkestone Park and Marine Reserve is reminding boat and water sports operators of the safety requirements when utilizing the Northern Water Sports Zone.

Acting Manager of Folkestone Park & Marine Reserve, Patrick Williams has advised operators of Catamarans, Glass Bottom Boats and other vessels that the area is designated for Water Skiing, Jet Skiing and other fast travelling boat activities.

Therefore, Williams is cautioning those operators “to not compromise the safety of swimmers” by anchoring in the aforementioned area for snorkeling and swimming with the turtles.

Water sports operators are also reminded that the speed limit is five knots within 100 metres of the shoreline for speed boats and 200 metres for Jet Skis/Wave Riders. This must be strictly observed within the designated Water Sports Zone. 

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