Channel Island's government to discuss alcohol laws
Following a recent incident that saw a Guernsey lifeboat called out to search for an allegedly drunk crew, the island’s harbour master has raised concerns over the issue of drink boating.
Being intoxicated whilst in command of a vessel has long been a grey area. In the UK, only commercial skippers are able to be charged.
A spokesman for Guernsey’s Home Department said that they are carrying out a consultation on alcohol use with relevant parties before making an official decision.
If the Guernsey Home Department decides in favour of introducing laws relating to being under the influence whilst in charge of a private vessel, it will have to take the proposals to the States of the Channel Islands for approval.