21 People Fined for Illegal Gliding in Sibenik in One Single Day

Lauren Simmonds

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As Morski writes, three vessels of the maritime police took part in the action, which was carried out from 10:00 to 18:00, and 21 people were sanctioned for gliding along the coast  in their vessels. These were four Croatian citizens, seven German nationals, two from Slovenia, two Italy, two from Hungary and two from the United Kingdom, one from the Czech Republic and one from distant Australia. Of the 21 vessels caught engaging in the violation of gliding in Sibenik, nineteen of them were speedboats, while two were jet skis.

Since the beginning of this year, a total of 179 people have been caught and fined for illegal gliding in Sibenik, ten of them were on jet skis, and rest were using speedboats to commit the unpermitted act. In addition, two of the people caught didn’t even have a license to operate a boat, and one person was under the influence of alcohol when caught.

The highest amount of violators were caught and sanctioned during the month of June – as many as 67 of them, in July there were 66 such offences recorded, while 47 have been sanctioned so far in August. Back in May this year, three violations of illegal gliding along the coastline were recorded. The fine for violators stands at 500 kuna if the only offence being committed is illegal gliding and until now, 89,500 kuna has been charged in such fines during 2022.

In addition to citizens of the aforementioned countries caught gliding in Sibenik, perpetrators were also recorded from Poland, Austria, Belgium, Slovakia, Serbia, France, the Netherlands and Mexico.

Police officers of the Maritime Police Station will continue to be present in the entire marine area, in addition to their daily tasks, and in the future they will monitor illegal gliding within 300 metres of the coast, as well as monitoring for other violations at sea.

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