A busy weekend on the waters for the OPP Marine Unit.
Over 36 hours of patrol between Friday and Monday on Georgian Bay and Six Mile Lake.
3 offence notices to marine operators who were cited for consuming liquor on their vessels
9 operators for not having enough life jackets for all persons aboard the vessel
2 other charges under the Canada Shipping Act
2 operators for operating their vessels with insufficient lighting on their vessel for navigation
2 vessel operators lost their driving privileges after officers noted that they had been drinking prior to their vessel check
Officers were also tasked to search for and assist a canoeist and a windsurfer both of whom were caught in the wind along the Tiny Township Shoreline over the weekend.
Bottom line “Impaired Boating is Impaired Driving!”