Crackdown on unregistered boats

Environment Agency inspectors target Cambridgeshire river

The Environment Agency (EA) is cracking down on unregistered boatowners using the River Nene.

Anyone who fails to register their craft or obtain a safety certificate could recieve a £1000 fine.

Sue Cant, of the EA’s waterways team, told the BBC, “We are determined to stamp out problems of unregistered craft.

“River inspectors are on patrol so if you fail to register you are committing an offence and face a £1000 fine.”

The EA uses money from registration fees to improve and maintain the inland waterways.

In most cases boatowners need a valid boat safety certificate and must pay a fee.

For more information on licensing go to The Environment Agency.