Saturday, July 15, 2017

RCMP stepping up Marine enforcement for coastal areas of North Coast

Marine Units of the RCMP
on the West Coast will be stepping
up enforcement on the North
coast this summer

(photo RCMP website)
With the waters around Prince Rupert and the North Coast becoming more active through the summer months the RCMP will be increasing their efforts through the Prince Rupert Coastal Unit and West Coast Marine Service.

Marine unit members will be stepping up their Enforcement activities, ensuring that those transiting the waters of the North Coast have the necessary safety equipment on board and are properly licence, areas that will be a major focus for the RCMP, who will be working in partnership with other agencies to ensure compliance on the water.

The RCMP also will be continuing with their efforts to stop impaired vessel operators, in a media release from Friday, Sergeant Jagdev Uppal called attention to that area of enforcement, noting that on June 5th, the Prince Rupert RCMP had arrested at 52 year old male for impaired Operation of a Motor vessel, that operator will be appearing in court later this year to face that charge.

While wishing boaters an enjoyable summer on the water, the RCMP have a simple message for those that depart a dock along the North Coast, Liquor and vessel operation do not mix.

Should anyone see suspicious activity on the water or dockside this summer, they are asked to contact the RCMP at 250-627-0700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)

You can review Friday's information statement here.

For more items related to Northwest Emergency Response files see our archive here.

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