POSSIBLE POLLUTION ON THE NORTH COAST OF THE ISLE OF WIGHT

Published at:

HM Coastguard are investigating a possible pollution incident on the north coast of the Isle of Wight this morning (Wednesday).

Coastguard officers from Bembridge and Ventnor are currently carrying out shoreline searches between Cowes and Wootton following reports of a foam-like substance along the coast.

Investigations are underway to identify if the substance is naturally occurring or whether there has been a pollution incident, such as an oil spill.

Article continues below this advertisement

The incident began shortly before 09:45 this morning.

Anyone who sees any signs of pollution should call the Maritime and Coastguard Agency on 02392 552 100.

UPDATE @ 12:20 – HM Coastguard have confirmed that they are investigating reports of possible pollution at Osborne Bay.

Officials say that a number of people have contacted HM Coastguard saying they have seen what looks like foam coming ashore.

Duty controller Phil Norman has said:

Article continues below this advertisement

“At this stage we are in the early part of an investigation to see what it is and see whether further action needs to be taken”.

More to follow

 

The views/opinions expressed in these comments are solely those of the author and do not represent those of Island Echo. House rules on commenting must be followed at all times.
Newest Oldest Most Voted
John
Member
John
Offline

I traveled back to the island on the fast cat from Portsmouth on Sunday and noticed a lot of whitish foam mid channel then wonder if it’s drifted along and come ashore now

data-matched-content-ui-type="image_card_stacked"
Football Betting Site Betway
 

News, Traffic & Travel Tweets