Jet skis


Jet skis or personal watercraft (PWC) use has become increasingly popular in recent years.

Whilst most jet ski users operate them responsibly and are respectful towards other water users, there are some who behave recklessly and dangerously.

If you are thinking of using a jet ski, please follow these simple tips:

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If you witness reckless, dangerous or intimidating use of a jet ski please report it using the routes detailed below.

If the jet ski user is in or around a harbour, contact the local harbourmaster’s office. If you are unsure who this is Cornwall Council’s Maritime Office can be contacted via by emailing: [email protected] and provide details.

Contact details for individual harbours are available here.

If the jet ski user is on a beach, river, or anywhere else, notify the Police by emailing [email protected]

If you see someone in trouble in the sea, call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

Remember to include as much detail as possible including:
• Make and model of jet ski/PWC
• Registration number of jet ski/PWC
• Details of the driver
• Associated car/vehicle details
• Photos and videos
• Time of the incident

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Specific guides and materials for watersports and boating safety are available here from the UK Maritime and Coastguard agency