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Strengthening enforcement of the dangerous use of recreational and personal watercraft

Summary

Proposes altering legislation to bring recreational and personal watercraft within scope of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995 to ensure safe practices.

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Consultation description

Proposes changing legislation to place bring recreational and personal watercraft within scope of the provisions of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995.

By this change: ​

  • personal watercraft and other recreational watercraft users will be subject to the same safety obligations, where appropriate, that exist for the operators of ships
  • enforcement authorities will have an additional power of prosecution to be used in cases of deliberate or negligent misuse

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Consultation: strengthening enforcement of the dangerous use of recreational and personal watercraft

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maritimesafety@dft.gov.uk

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Maritime Safety Team
Department for Transport
Zone 4/04
Great Minster House
33 Horseferry Road
London SW1P 4DR

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GOV.UK: Strengthening enforcement of the dangerous use of recreational and personal watercraft