Speedster in for ‘chat’

Thursday September 28, 2017 Written by Published in Local
The jetski speeds across the harbour, with the hull of the aviation fuel carrier Birongia Swan in the background. 17092627 The jetski speeds across the harbour, with the hull of the aviation fuel carrier Birongia Swan in the background. 17092627

The unidentified rider of a jetski seen speeding across Avatiu Harbour at around 6.30pm on Monday has probably by now had a chat with Harbour Master Saungaki Rasmussen over speed limits within the harbour.

 

Shown the photo on Tuesday, Ports Authority chief executive Nooroa (Bim) Tou agreed the jetski was evidently exceeding the 5 knot restriction within the harbour.

“I’ll be asking the Harbour Master to have a bit of a chat with him,” he said.

While he wouldn’t be drawn into the legal repercussions of breaking the speed rule, Nooroa said there were prominent signs around the boat ramp showing the correct speed and they should be noted by all users of the marina.

One observer said the jetski driver’s antics were particularly dangerous because of the presence of the fuel ship Birongia Swan at the wharf. The ship delivers diesel and aviation fuel to Rarotonga.

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