The government has taken very serious cognizance of the recent deaths that have occurred of tourists who ventured into the sea after sunset and under the influence of alcohol.
The Goa government has appealed to the tourism stakeholders i.e. hotels, guest houses, restaurants, taxi and tour operators, shack operators, water sports operators to sensitize tourists whom they come in contact with from venturing into the sea in unsafe conditions.
While the advisory banning swimming during the monsoons is still in force, the government has asked tourism stakeholders to caution tourists not to venture into the sea under the cover of darkness as the beaches are unguarded after sunset. Caution is also to be given against venturing into the sea after consumption of alcohol or in an inebriated state.
The government has impressed that all the beaches in the State are constantly manned by trained lifeguards for safeguarding tourists swimming on the beaches from sunrise to sunset.
It has however sought the support of the tourism stakeholders on creating awareness among tourists of the necessity that they follow the present advisory as despite the best efforts there have been some unfortunate incidents of drownings which have taken place after sunset and after consumption of alcohol.
The Goa Government has requested all tourism stakeholders like hotels, guest houses, shack operators, taxi and tour operators, water sports operators to caution tourists on the subject and to appeal to them to pay heed in their own interest.