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Coast Guard: Jumping over the side comes with a cost

from The Maritime Executive

From August 27: The Coast Guard has issued a reminder to passengers that intentionally jumping overboard may come at a steep price, even for those who survive. Investigators from Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England have fined two teenage passengers $2,500 each for intentionally jumping over ferry railings in June and July. The notices of violation are still subject to appeal. The USCG considers the act of intentionally jumping into the water from a passenger vessel to be interfering with the safe operation of the vessel, which is a violation of federal law. The penalties for this violation can be up to $35,000. more

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