Sunday, March 3, 2024

Jamaica to regulate jet skis

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaica government has placed a six-month suspension on the importation of jet skis into the country as it moves to regulate the industry.
Tourism and Entertainment Minister Dr Wykeham McNeil said that Cabinet had agreed to new initiatives that should result in a reduction of jet skiing accidents at marine recreational areas, and a clamp down on illegal commercial operators.
He said in addition to the six-month suspension on the importation of all jet skis for commercial use, the government is consulting with the marine police and the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) Coast Guard, to conduct enforcement activities to seize and detain the illegal vessels.
McNeill said there would be strengthening of regulations for the safe use of jet skis in harbours and bays. In consultation with the maritime authority, it has been decided that activities in all resort areas will be done beyond swimming areas, and away from ships and piers.
Additionally, the government said jet ski operators would not be allowed within a certain distance from shore, and that three ski zones, a minimum of 30 metres apart, will be introduced.

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