A coroner investigating the death of a teenager in a jetskiing accident has slammed current maritime safety laws.
Seventeen year old Bishop Thompson died from a head injury after falling from a jetski at Rotorua's Lake Okareka in January last year.
Coroner Wallace Bain has just released his report, saying it's incredible that no licence or qualifications are needed to operate a boat or jetski.
He says the vessels are capable of doing 90 kilometres an hour, and have been described as motorcycles on water.
Coroner Bain has recommended in addition to registration and licences, all operators and passengers on jetskis to be required to wear life jackets and helmets.