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OPP checked 31 water vessels this long weekend

OPP marine officers issued one offence notice to a passenger consuming an alcoholic beverage on their vessel
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TINY TOWNSHIP - Members of the OPP Marine Unit attached to the Southern Georgian Bay detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) provided 23 hours of active marine patrol time on the waters of Georgian Bay and between lock's 44 and 45 of the Trent Severn System during Aug. 30 - Sept. 2, 2019.

OPP marine officers checked 31 vessels and operators for proper vessel equipment and sobriety while patrolling the waters of Georgian Bay and responded to 15 calls for marine related service from the public.

Vessel operators are again reminded to secure their cell phones to help prevent false 911 after officers devoted patrol time trying to locate these false calls for service. These false 911 type calls needlessly tie up police and emergency response resources, please view False 911 calls for more information.

Officers issued one offence notice under the Liquor Licence Act of Ontario to a passenger consuming an alcoholic beverage while the vessel was underway.

OPP marine officers off Southern Georgian Bay detachment remind all vessel operators that "If you Choose to Cruise with open Booze, Remember You will Lose".