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Dun Laoghaire Coastguard warns of ‘unacceptable jet skier behaviour’ in Dublin Bay

Dun Laoghaire Coastguard has warned of ‘unacceptable behaviour’ by jet skiers near the Dublin Bay coast.

Thursday was a hive of maritime activity on the southern shore of the bay. The Forty Foot swimming spot was packed with swimmers in the current heat wave.

A cruise liner was moored at the ship’s anchorage and carried passengers to and from Dun Laoghaire during the day.

The first day of a 200 boat Optimist Children’s Championship was underway.

Even though DBSC yacht races, the bay’s main yachting organizer, were canceled due to light winds, many yachts ventured into the Scotsman’s Bay area for evening sailing. Other assorted yachts and motorboats are anchored off Sandycove, Dalkey Sound and Sorrento Point in Killiney Bay to take advantage of the good weather.

The evening was ruined by jet skiers operating at high speed near the shore and close to other other boats and swimmers.

In a tweet, Dun Laoghaire Coastguard highlighted the 2012 DLR Beach Bye Law: “Jet skis must not be used within 300m of the foreshore and may only operate before 10am and after 7:30 p.m.”.