Bembridge Coastguard Rescue Team member inspecting the diesel spillage | Photo: @BembridgeCRT


HM Coastguard was tasked to investigate reports of a possible diesel spill in Wootton Creek this afternoon (Friday). 

Bembridge Coastguard Rescue Team were called to the creek at 15:08 where teams located evidence of some diesel on the surface of the water.

Having located the spillage, the Coastguard Rescue Teams took details and took photographs to which were passed onto the relevant authorities.

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Teams stood down from the incident shortly after.

If you or someone else is in difficulty on the coast or at sea, or if you spot what you think may be unexploded ordnance, then dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard. Further safety information can be found at

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Neil Gray
Neil Gray
1 month ago

Why the coast guard. Should be the Environment agency.

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