Plastic pipes and coils washed up on shoreline

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) are investigating after debris washed up along the shoreline in North Devon and South Wales.

 

  • Tuesday, 03 March 2020

    Vale of Glamorgan

 


 

washed up plastic

Plastic on shore

Close up of plastic

 

Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) have said:

“We are investigating after debris washed up along the shoreline in North Devon and South Wales.

 

The Croyde and Bideford Coastguard Rescue Teams in North Devon assisted with a clean-up operation after debris, namely plastic pipes and coils, began to wash ashore on February 27.

 

Further items washed up along the shoreline at the Vale of Glamorgan.

 

The items were washed up after being lost from a container vessel. The clean-up operation is being led by the local councils while we are working with cargo owners and manufacturers to assist in the recovery process".

Please note: This material has an owner, therefore you should not recover anything. Be aware that you do have a legal requirement to report it to the Receiver of Wreck.

 

Report 

If you see anything which may be related to this incident, please report it to your local Coastguard Operations Centre, along with a description of its location, and any images you may have captured.

 

  • Local Coastguard: 01646 690 909 / C1V: 01446700111