Boat operators asked to follow safety measures

Port Blair
28 Aug 2017

As part of community policing initiative by Andaman and Nicobar Police, a private Boat Operators’ meeting was convened at PS Havelock Conference Hall in which 40 Boat Operators participated. During the meeting the following points were raised and some directions were also given to them such as: to ensure safety of tourists, to maintain proper sequence wise trip system for each boat, to ensure that vessels proceed on voyage only in calm and settled sea conditions, not to disturb/pollute ecological balance of the corals near Elephanta Beach, not to cruise boats over speed limit.
During the meeting, the boat operators were advised to carry safety equipment  such as life jackets, First Aid Kit and communication equipment  without fail and make sure every tourist on board wears life jacket, not to carry excess tourist beyond the capacity of the boat, avoid misbehaviour with tourists, ensure presence of rescue boats till the closure of all activities, abide by PMB rule/weather report strictly, not to operate bosts, vessels in drunken/unhealthy conditions, follow inland vessel rules and maintain all relevant documents and maintain proper movement register of all tourists and their operators.