Report of Jetskis at South Strand, Skerries – 4th July 2010


 After successfully responding to two incidents earlier today, the Skerries team were tasked to investigate reports of high speed Jetskis in the bathing area of the South Strand, Skerries.  On arriving at the scene, the Skerries team observed two jetskis operating at high speed close to the shoreline. The jetskis appeared to be manoeuvring at high speed between swimmers in the water. The Skerries Coast Guard team, together with the beach lifeguards on duty, called the two jetski drivers to the shore. Both were briefed on the appropriate use of jetskis and were instructed to move to the designated area so as not to endanger the swimmers. Both drivers duly complied.

Skerries Coast Guard would remind members of the public to be familiar with the legal requirements for operating jetskis. In particular, the Fingal County Council bye-laws and the Merchant Shipping (Pleasure Craft) (Lifejackets and Operation) Regulations 2004.

Incident #15 of 2010