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Thrill craft operators fined for Waianae Small Boat Harbor violations

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 05:40 a.m. HST, Nov 02, 2013

Two thrill craft operators have been fined $300 fine each and ordered not to operate their vessels for 30 days after they were caught operating personal watercraft within Waianae Small Boat Harbor in August.

A Waianae District Court judge fined  Tai Vandyke of Paia, Maui,, an employee of Volcom, Inc.; and Abraham Wills of Waianae, a city lifeguard,  on Oct. 14.

The pair also were cited for operating personal watercraft without possessing required certifications and navigation lights.     

A Department of Land and Natural Resources  Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement officer observed both individuals operating their jet skis within Waianae Small Boat Harbor on Aug. 28.

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myviewofthings wrote:
bored? why is this news?
on November 1,2013 | 08:27AM
Jerry_D wrote:
May not matter to you, but as an active boater and user of that harbor, this is news to me. Just because nobody is killing anybody else doesn't mean this isn't newsworthy!
on November 1,2013 | 10:06AM
myviewofthings wrote:
take it easy bro . its a ticket.
on November 1,2013 | 10:45AM
false wrote:
What exactly were they doing? What laws did they break?
on November 1,2013 | 10:05AM
HanabataDays wrote:
A City lifeguard should certainly be expected to have some familiarity with the laws and regulations he may be called upon to enforce. Just like cops should be familiar with traffic laws and obey them except when an emergency dictates ... oh, wait.
on November 1,2013 | 10:27AM
Carang_da_buggahz wrote:
I have a theory. You would think that City lifeguards and Conservation officers have a professional working relationship since their areas of responsibility overlap. The fact that the CO wrote this guy a ticket and didn't just warn him makes me believe that Wills probably provoked the CO into writing the ticket. Anyway, it's just a theory. Maybe we'll learn more.
on November 1,2013 | 11:41AM
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