Watch: Lucky escape for jet-skier in near collision with container ship provides warning for marine police

Footage shows the moment a jet-skier almost collides with a commercial container ship in Southampton waters. Hants Marine Police say they’ll prosecute any persons found doing this kind of thing

jetskier almost colliding with tanker

Hampshire Police Marine Support Unit have recently shared the video below as a warning to jet-skiers out on the water in the Solent.

The clip – taken from You Tube from a few years ago – shows how lucky the jet-skier (in Southampton waters) was and the dangers of getting too close to commercial shipping.

The Police Marine Support Unit say,

“Unfortunately we are witnessing this behaviour now and we are working with our Harbour Masters in the region to prosecute any persons found doing this kind of thing.

“This could have quite easily ended in a fatality.”

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3.45pm 22nd July 2020 – Tanker amended to container ship

Wednesday, 22nd July, 2020 12:33pm

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7 Comments on "Watch: Lucky escape for jet-skier in near collision with container ship provides warning for marine police"

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sillybilly

Whilst I am sure there are responsible jet skiers the proportion of them who are d###heads is really quite high in my experience. No consideration or understanding of the rules do the sea. I’m amazed this person has posted this footage just empathising what a plonker he is.

lauque

This rider is begging for a Darwin Award. Jet skis should not be allowed within a mile of a public beach, either.

chartman

What a complete knob !!!!

uosf9

The push bikes of the seas-moron,and he must be blind if he can’t see a box boat doing 10 knts on a clear day.

ukdave

Looks like he pulled his kill switch cord out. Lucky to recover it in time.

Chiverton Paul

It’s not just the container ships, I have seen them buzzing the beaches at Ryde, Osbourne Bay and a pack of them racing round the pier at Yarmouth. It’s only a matter of time before a bather is hit by one of these idiots.

Highwayman

“The clip – taken from You Tube from a few years ago…”
Must be a slow news day today…