Police clamp down on water sport misdemeanours
Thirteen water sports enthusiasts were fined Saturday in the coastal waters off Enkhuizen in the Netherlands for failing to observe procedures.18 August 2008
ENKHUIZEN - Police fined 13 water sports enthusiasts on Saturday.
The operation, part of a nationwide action organised by police and the tax office, took place in the coastal waters off Enkhuizen in North-Holland, an area well known for its water sports.
Three speed boats were found to be unmanned by anyone with a navigation licence, while five people received fines because their marine telephones were not registered.
A 29-year-old driving a stolen speedboat was detained. Some of the boat owners will be investigated at a later date by the revenue commissioners.
[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]
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