Lake Police make spot checks on boats
Police made a major check on boats as so many of them headed out onto the lakes during Saturday's warm weather. The check resulted in many people being fined for failing to adhere to regulations.
10 people were reported for failing to have the required rescue or other safety equipment on board with 7 others warned for other offences. For example, people in charge of three boats were fined for sailing within 150 metres of the shore and in 39 cases, those responsible for the boats did not have their licences or exhaust level certificates available for inspection.
In the afternoon, the Zurich Police received a lot of calls from people complaining about the noise from a boat off Naglikon near Wädenswil on the southern shore of the lake, where a box had been tied to the vessel from which loud music was emanating.
In addition to the Zurich Lake Police, the check on vessels on Lake Zurich was made in cooperation with officers of the Water Pollution Control Unit and a superintendant of the Department of Hunting and Fisheries of the Canton of Zurich. The check coincided with others made by the police force of the canton of Schwyz as well as the navigation authorities of St Gallen and the police force of the canton of Glarus, who made similar checks on vessels on Walensee.