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Old 02 June 2011, 02:59   #71
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(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.
If 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.
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Old 02 June 2011, 07:13   #72
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Sorted!

Design a speed camera that only works on cars towing boattrailers, then we'll get a raft of resources thown at it
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Old 02 June 2011, 17:17   #73
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Old 02 June 2011, 17:31   #74
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There's already some set so they only pick up high vehicles. There's one on the A420 at Kingston Bagpuise.
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Old 03 June 2011, 05:00   #75
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Being out on the water a fair bit I've seen the marine police hop from one place to another. I've seen the same boat in four different moorings on the same day. You might think good they're getting about. But each time they have been drinking tea in the wheelhouse. Come to think of it I've never seen them pull anybody up. I would like to see there activity logs

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Being out on the water a fair bit I've seen the marine police hop from one place to another. I've seen the same boat in four different moorings on the same day. You might think good they're getting about. But each time they have been drinking tea in the wheelhouse. Come to think of it I've never seen them pull anybody up. I would like to see there activity logs

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Biffer -they didn't join the marine section to be making arrests and dealing with criminals. If you start stopping people there is a risk you'll have to lift them (admittedly probably more likely for breach of the peace because they are p**sed off at being pointlessley stopped - than for an actual crime). Once you make an arrest you'll spend the next few hours filling in paperwork at the office rather than splaying on the boat.
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True enough. It poses a question. If they don't do anything what's the point of having them

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Old 03 June 2011, 06:21   #78
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each time they have been drinking tea in the wheelhouse. Come to think of it I've never seen them pull anybody up. I would like to see there activity logs

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Well once they have done the crossword , they make up the logs while the tea cools enough to drink ......or am I just being cynical ?
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Do Marine Police have a KFC bucket holder on their utility belt like our local CSO?
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Hats off to Hampshire Constabulary: On Tuesday night we were driving back from London to the workshop with a Rib on the back, got to Park Gate and passed a patrol car. He swung round and followed for a bit before pulling us over on Botley Road. Nothing wrong with the load, just a routine check as a lot of Ribs had been stolen recently. He was very apologetic and I quickly told him he had no reason to be sorry for pulling us over as itís great to see the police being pro-active after the recent spate of Rib thefts.
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