Mudeford Beachmasters coastal pollution event0
Dorset County Council, in partnership with Christchurch Borough Council, has organised Beachmasters, run by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, to give agencies the skills and knowledge to be able to manage coastal pollution. The event was held at Mudeford Quay.
The English Channel is one of the world’s main maritime routes, used by almost 20 per cent of worldwide maritime traffic.
More than 126,000 ships carrying 354 million tonnes of hazardous cargo use the channel each a year.
Representatives from Dorset County Council, Environment Agency, Natural England, Christchurch Borough Council, Bournemouth Council, Borough of Poole Council, Purbeck District Council, Weymouth and Portland Borough Council and West Dorset District Council took part in the event, which was held at Mudeford Quay, Christchurch.
They learned about such things as booming, clearing up coastal pollution, inshore recovery, and dealing with oil spills.