BY BARNABAS MANEBONA
BOAT travellers are being reminded to seriously consider their safety first seeing that we are now heading towards Christmas. Central Islands Province (CIP) Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Inspector Hugo Maelasi made this reminder.
With occurrence of Outboard Motor (OBM) incidents from time to time, PPC Hugo states that boat drivers, are responsible for equipping themselves, their boats and their passengers with the right safety gears.
“You are also responsible for operating your boat in a safety and courteous manner to ensure safety of passengers.
“Do not consume alcohol while operating the boat, consider the following factors every time when operating, take responsibility for your action,” advised CIP’s PPC.
For their Christmas Operation ‘Safe Boat’, CIP’s Tulaghi Police high visibility team will be patrolling nearby community areas as well as monitoring boats travelling from Honiara to the villages.
“Anyone found consuming alcohol while operating an OBM will be dealt with accordingly,” warn CIP’s PPC.