Jet Ski operators urged to register vessels
The Maritime Authority of Jamaica is urging owners and operators of Jet Skis who have not yet registered their vessels to do so as soon as possible.
It says arrangements can be made soon afterwards, to have The Authority’s competent surveyors and marine inspectors carry out an inspection on the vessel at a suitable location.
Under the Shipping Act of 1998, the Authority has legal obligations to ensure that all eligible marine vessels operating in Jamaican waters are registered, and to ensure that they operate in a manner that is safe and environmentally friendly.
The Maritime Authority of Jamaica is also reminding yacht and boat owners that even though the January 1 deadline for rationalising their status has passed, vessel registration is on-going.
Last year, new short-term measures to regulate Personal Water Craft and Jet Ski operations were introduced across the island.
The new measures came in the wake of growing concerns about the number of accidents in Jamaica’s waters, some of which have resulted in fatalities and serious injury.
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