The Civil Guard launches the campaign of control of sports and recreational boats
The objective is to improve the safety of users of this type of boat, as well as bathers and people who visit our coasts in the summer period
Traditionally the action has been limited to coastal areas, although considering that there are inland areas (swamps, reservoirs or lakes), where there are also recreational activities of this type, the scope is extended to the entire national territory
During the summer period last year 5,223 sports and recreational boats were inspected and 1,192 sanction proposals were made to users of this type of aquatic activities, mainly by the insurance policy, the navigability certificate and the titles of the pilots, which they complied with the established regulations
The Civil Guard has launched the campaign of control and inspection of sports and recreational boats, which is being carried out since last June 18 and will be valid until September 18.
Traditionally it has been limited to coastal areas, although considering that there are inland areas (swamps, reservoirs or lakes), where there are also recreational activities of this type, the scope is extended to the entire national territory.
Among the actions that are carried out is the control of the navigability certificates, the proof of payment of the insurance premium in force and the pilot qualification required according to the characteristics of the vessel.
Also, the agents verify that this type of boats and jet skis develop their activity in the spaces enabled for it.
On the other hand, establishments and businesses dedicated to this activity have been inspected in order to raise awareness among professionals and sporadic users of this type of activity in the proper development of the same.
Inspections carried out during the 2018 campaign
During the summer period last year, specifically from June 15 to September 15, the Civil Guard inspected 5,223 sports and recreational boats. Regarding the control of watercraft, 2,035 have been inspected.
Likewise, 1,192 sanction proposals have been made to users of this type of aquatic activities mainly by the insurance policy, the certificate of navigability and the titles of the pilots, who did not comply with the established regulations. Specifically, 838 complaints have been made related to the use of personal watercraft, mainly due to irregularities in the degrees, insurance and safety elements.
The provinces of Alicante, Pontevedra and A Coruña have been where more inspections have been made of sports and recreational boats. With regard to jet skis, Tenerife, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, and Almeria have been the provinces where more controls have been recorded.
For more information, please contact the Press Office of the Civil Guard, telephone 639.894.661.