Jet Skis attract many young people and teenagers, and they are tempted by the sight of these vehicles traversing the sea waves at their high speed, while others take horses to the beaches and crowd vacationers in swimming areas with the aim of profit. , the warnings issued by activists and the decisions of the governors across the coastal states.
The beaches along the coast of Tipasa have turned into highways with the start of the summer season, in which owners of jet skis demonstrate in front of the girls to show off and oppose, without taking into account the space limits set by law, despite the instructions of the state authorities.
Beachgoers are angry
Some of the state’s beaches are no longer safe for vacationers due to the invasion of jet skis and horses, as owners of jet skis, pedaloes and even pleasure boats invaded the central region to a greater extent, where water bikes and recreational boats caressed vacationers’ bodies inside the water. It is the case with the “Tipaza village” boat.
As one of the beach guards points out, he added, “Civil protection services and beach guards often intervened to oblige them to the limits imposed by law in the use of such vehicles…but it seems that these people do not pay attention to warnings and must be covered by the law.”
On the beach of “Tipaza Village” known as “Sat” of the Tourism Management Corporation, water vehicles invaded the area designated for swimming, with the aim of showing off and “business”. The latter was left by accidents in years past.
Where the owners of these bikes do not hesitate to unleash their engines within narrow spaces, less than 20 meters into the waters near the shore, and to go at a speed of more than 100 kilometers per hour, not caring about the lives of those who swim, and the tour we took through some of the state’s beaches revealed an outbreak These appearances are more common on weekends.
And swimmers do not find themselves in the face of the danger of “gat-ski” only, after horses have become a profitable trade roaming the beach in an unprecedented way, paying vacationers to meet them for the purpose of riding them.
The pioneers of Mataris and Shenwa beaches unanimously agreed on the decline in the phenomenon of water bikes approaching the beach, and the maneuvers in the area designated for swimming, after successful interventions by the police.
As one of the beach guards pointed out, “We cannot monitor the swimmers to protect them from drowning and protect their heads from motors of jet skis and horses, and we do not know how these people allowed themselves to enter into narrow spaces among the vacationers,” adding, “We quarreled with them repeatedly and asked them to stay away from the beach to no avail.”
The phenomenon of riding the jet-ski and its approach to swimming places, moved from the center of the state after tightening the noose around its owners towards some beaches in the west of the state, as is the case with the beaches of Al-Hajrat Al-Alan, especially during weekends.
Local associations in Tipasa and activists had raised the alarm about the dangers of the jet-ski, pointing to several accidents that occurred after their warnings about them in one of the beaches belonging to the vehicles of the Tourist Management Corporation in Tipasa, as well as the Hamdaniya beach, where a person was injured by a boat engine helicopter in mid-July, and they referred to the state decision that prevents Owners of boats and jet-skis should not approach the swimming areas.
Calls to stop the chaos of water bikes in Oran
In Oran, calls for an end to the chaos of the Andalusian beach were raised, due to the intense activity of jet-ski riders, without complying with the legal restrictions and spaces imposed on the use of such water vehicles.
One of the beach-goers pointed out that the latter is witnessing chaos due to the spread of tables everywhere, in addition to the parking guards, and the worst dangers of the jet-ski that are now roaming the beach in the morning and night threatening the heads of vacationers.
While the head of a family commented on what the vacationers are experiencing with the troubles caused by the passengers of the jet-ski, saying, “Swimming without fears is no longer possible, the sea is in front of you and the jet-ski is behind you.”
Jet Ski injures a person at Bakaro Beach
Despite the decisions to prevent the use of water jet skis in the water spaces designated for swimming, some reckless young people prefer to enter them to show off and oppose girls, which leads to painful accidents, as the Bacaro Beach in the state of Bejaia witnessed an accident that a water vehicle with a “Gat Ski” engine collided with a person causing the death. He had very serious head wounds, to be transferred by the civil protection services to the hospital in a critical condition, and the vacationers and activists on social media denounced such behavior, pointing out that their condemnation was met by some with criticism and support for these behaviors that threaten people’s lives.
Tipasa tightens control over violators
In an instruction to the various security and administrative departments concerned with the conduct of the summer season, the governor of Tipasa directed to tighten control over violators of the instructions and measures taken by the local authorities, to ensure the smooth running of the summer season, especially those related to the prevention of taking animals to beaches and driving marine-engine vehicles in places designated for swimming and organizing Sports activities on the beaches, and the Wali of Tipaza, Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq Bosetta, stressed the need to take appropriate measures in the event of any violation being recorded.
The authorities of the state of Tipasa had issued a decision No. 180 dated June 09, 2022, regarding the organization of the practice of sports and team sports on the beaches, where the decision indicated that the use of water bikes “Jat Ski”, boats and boats with motors or sails must be subject to a set of procedures .
The decision prohibited the use of jet-ski type water bikes, boats and water-skiing boats in areas designated for swimming, and these vehicles should not be used for the purpose of picnics and skating in any case, except at a distance of at least 100 meters from the coast, starting from the launch corridor Marked by floating tags.
Dogs disturb the atmosphere of vacationers
Vacationers across many beaches complain about the spread of the phenomenon of dogs being accompanied by some young people, which has raised eyebrows and denunciations of vacationers, especially from families who demanded an end to these behaviors.
Despite the decisions to prevent dogs from being taken to beaches issued by the governors of the republic in the coastal states, some young people take the most dangerous types of dogs with them to demonstrate in front of people, a phenomenon that has become worrying families, especially in some beaches where security is less oversight, causing fear, especially for children.
While some retire to a corner of the beach to camp for hours under their umbrellas, accompanied by their dogs, including the German Shepherd and some other species, others resort to walking their dogs along the beach or release their dog to roam.
In the context, many of the holidaymakers we spoke to revealed that this disturbing phenomenon prompted them to guard their young children for fear of any reaction from these dogs, and a family head who had taken his children to one of the central beaches says that he had to leave the beach immediately after the arrival of two young men accompanying them. German Shepherd Dog.
This situation was not only condemned by the vacationers, but also extended to the virtual space, where activists poured out their anger on the escorts of dogs to the beach, and sent messages to these people by saying, “The beach is for swimming, recreation and rest, not to take dogs.”