Friday, 20 June 2014

Rivers bustling but few incidents - Rangers update

By Adrian Vernon - Head of Ranger Services

While the waterways were busy with holidaymakers there were relatively few incidents to deal with.

Training for new and existing staff has continued this week. Two new staff were signed off following a rigorous training day involving a diverse range of ranger activities.

Staff were also being retrained to keep their oil spill response qualification current.

The night of the England football match was quiet with people mooring up earlier to get a good seat in the pubs.

On Saturday a Super Safety Day was held at two locations on the River Bure. Of the 75 boats that went past only five needed to be stopped. One man said he was very impressed by the fact that he had been alerted to the need for a toll twice that day since buying his new boat.

An investigation has started regarding speeding in the evenings between Acle Bridge and Thurne Mouth. Two jet ski skippers were stopped for navigating on Breydon Water while several boat skippers were given warnings for overstaying on moorings.

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