Leisure craft caught out breaking rules

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Leisure craft caught out breaking rules
INSPECTIONS: The Guardia Civil has been checking on boats and jet-skis. CREDIT: Guardia Civil

A GUARDIA Civil campaign to make sure leisure boats and jet-skis on the Costa Almeria coast abide by all the rules led to 48 reports for regulation violations.

The 87 inspections were to check on a range of matters.

Problems related to the obligatory insurance, seaworthiness certificates and ownership documents were the most common issues, the Guardia reported. Also invading space set aside for bathers.

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The campaign included inspections of boat and jet-ski rental businesses.

Inspectors had to make sure companies had all the corresponding safety guarantees, registrations and civil responsibility insurance in place.

Also that jet-skis were only being used by over-18s, or by 16 and 17-year olds with the written consent of their parents, and that everyone on board boats had a regulation life jacket.


Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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