Maritime authorities throughout the Mediterranean have become more stringent with PW use. There have been a number of reported instances where PW’s drivers using PW’s belonging to the yacht, have been party to a random check and heavily fined when unable to provide an appropriate licence.
It is important that Captains / Officers are aware of local by laws and regulations, and clearly inform the Owners, guests and crew who are using the PW’s.
The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) offers both the 1-day RYA Personal Watercraft Certificate at various RYA Training Centres, as well as the provision for Yachts to become RYA Training Centre, offering the PW Safety Certificates onboard to guests or crew after appropriate training.
This is an overview of the regulations in place for various Mediterranean countries. This information changes from time to time – so please ensure you check the latest information with the local authorities.