(dpa/NAN) Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, was fined 250 Australian (195 ) for not sporting a life jacket whereas transferring his dinghy on Sydney harbour, a neighborhood media reported on Friday.
Turnbull was transferring the small vessel about 20 metres from a jetty to a seaside close to his harbour-side dwelling when he was photographed by a paparazzo.
The photograph appeared within the Australian newspaper on Thursday and the Maritime Service division Chief, Angus Mitchell, advised newsmen security was paramount on the water.
Mitchell mentioned the prime minister can be fined the 250 greenback penalty for not sporting a life jacket whereas alone in a ship.
Turnbull mentioned on Facebook that he had realized his lesson.
“I’ll be certain that I at all times put on a life jacket in my dinghy no matter how shut I’m to the shore, simply as I at all times do on my kayak.
“The rules can often seem very technical, but they are there to keep us safe and we should all comply with them,” Turnbull mentioned.
The fantastic got here the identical day a person drowned in waters off Sydney after his fishing dinghy capsised and two others needed to be rescued by helicopter.
According to information report, none of them was sporting life jackets.