In the "Jet ski 2021" action 145 violations were determined

In the "Jet ski 2021" action 145 violations were determined

The action of intensified supervision of navigation at sea "Jet ski 2021" was held on August 12 in the area of ​​all eight port authorities on the Croatian Adriatic coast. The aim of this action was to check the readiness and effectiveness of the safety of navigation staff, in connection with the supervision of navigation safety in order to ensure preventive protection of all participants in maritime traffic and reduce the incidence of maritime accidents during the tourist season in the territorial sea and inland waters. The Republic of Croatia has a large number of tourists and a large number of domestic and foreign vessels.

All available vessels and employees from all Harbour Master's Offices and their branches at sea participated in this action, and the action paid special attention to the control of the use of concession approvals related to the rental of personal watercraft or jet ski vehicles, as well as the use of these vessels. in addition to checking the technical correctness of the vessel, checking the manner of handover of the vessel, including checking the ability to manage the vessels of the persons to whom the vessels are put into use.

The largest number of violations was determined by the Harbour Master's Office of Zadar, as many as 31, while in second place are the Harbour Master's Office of Pula with 29 violations and the Harbour Master's Office of Split with 26 established violations. In the action, 279 inspections of vessels were carried out, during which 145 violations were determined, and a total of HRK 307,534 was collected on the spot.

In addition, the employees of the Harbour Master's Offices controlled navigation and gliding at a distance shorter than prescribed, especially in areas of intensive navigation. Given that this tourist season is witnessing an increase in the number of accidents with jet ski vehicles, this action aimed to once again warn all participants in maritime transport to be extra careful for their own safety and the safety of other participants, especially swimmers. The Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure emphasizes that this was an extraordinary coordinated action in the area of ​​all port authorities, and frequent controls will continue until the end of the tourist season.