Maritime Police patrol 30,000km of beach

in News · 24-04-2020 01:00:00 · 0 Comments

The Maritime Police made 6,980 recommendations to 9,928 people related to compliance with the measures imposed to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, between 2 and 18 April.

“Of the people detected in a situation of potential disobedience to the decreed by the Government, the highlights observed by the Maritime Police include trips or walks in the Public Maritime Domain (8,016 people), staying in bathing support areas (992), recreational fishing (347), doing sports, such as surfing or bodyboarding (318), and recreational boating (230)”, specified the Maritime Police, in a statement.
Even so, in view of a preventive and “pedagogical” approach, practically everyone complied with the instructions of the Maritime Police and ended their activities, returning home, the official indicated, revealing that he only registered eight situations that led to the crime of disobedience.

Within the scope of border control and compliance with the requirements of the health authority, the Maritime Police carried out 553 inspections on commercial vessels, 242 on recreational vessels, 108 on fishing vessels and 85 on cruises, having established, in the same period, 31 cases of administrative offenses for various breaches, not directly related to the measures of the state of emergency, but with situations such as the irregular use of fishing gear or the capture of undersized fish.
In the actions carried out since the beginning of the month, the Maritime Police covered almost 30,000 kilometres of beach and recorded close to 1,500 nautical miles navigated.
“The Maritime Police will maintain the effort of inspection and awareness to comply with the measures imposed to slow the advance of Covid-19, with the objective of protecting people and safeguarding public health”, reads the same note.



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