Originally Posted by Polwart
(1) Is it now a criminal offence to mistreat your own property.
(2) How would you suggest 2 teenagers legitimately on board a vessel prove they are there with authority?
(3) Have the marine police replaced the RYA training schools.
they had the time... It might have been an option for them to pass close to the boat and give them a hand signal to slow/calm down, this would also have given them chance to use their highly tuned spider sense to see if there was anything suspicious about the setup. That covers 1 & 2.
No.3. If they felt it appropriate they could have taken a couple of details and passed them on to the RYA area contact, they would have been more than pleased to suggest to the kids or parents that a little safety training goes a long way. If there is no point of contact or protocol that allows this the suggestion could have been made to the local Coasties, who most certainly do have the wherewithal to inform and advise.