26 Jan

New legislation on the dangerous use of recreational and personal watercraft

New legislation is being introduced by the Government to crack down on the dangerous misuse of watercraft such as jet skis, with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency being granted more powers to prosecute perpetrators of accidents. The new law will come into force on 31 March 2023, and will enable watercraft users to be prosecuted and bound by the same laws that apply to ships in order to help to prevent accidents. 

For further information, read the Department for Transport's consultation response and the Government's press release.