The Oregon State Marine Board, in partnership with marine law enforcement partners from across the state, will be joining Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol in a joint special emphasis patrol, September 14-16. Sheriff’s Offices assisting in the special emphasis patrols include Linn, Lane, Clackamas, and Klamath, in addition to the Oregon State Police.
The primary focus is on motorboat registration compliance, safety equipment carriage requirements, and fishing licenses. “With the fall boating season approaching, it’s important to ensure Oregonians remain vigilant and safe while recreating on Oregon’s Waterways. Something as simple as a whistle and life jacket can make the difference between a tragic boating incident or going home at the end of the day,” says Eddie Persichetti, Marine Law Enforcement Training Coordinator for the Marine Board. “We appreciate the opportunity to assist Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and want to ensure boaters are safe while enjoying the waterways.”
Recreational boaters can expect to see patrol teams on the Yaquina Bay/River, Alsea Bay/River, Siletz River (both upper and lower), Salmon River, Devils Lake, Beaver Creek. Patrols also include Yaquina and Depoe Bay Ports and several miles offshore, depending on conditions.