Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Seabird Deaths 'Cannot Happen Again'

news - bird
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

8:01am 27th October 2013


There is a warning there must never be a repeat of the pollution that left thousands of birds dead on the Cornish coast.

Campaigners say it should never have been legal to dump chemicals at sea.

Ships are being banned from discharging PIB after the birds were caught in the sticky pollution.

Graham Watson, the Duchy's Euro MP, said: "We had the tragedy of some 4000 birds washed up on the coasts from Cornwall all the way to Dorset, it's been legal to wash it overboard from ships outside the 12 mile limit, and I'm delighted the International Maritime Organisation is going to put a stop to this.

"It floats under the water if it's washed overboard, seabirds inevitably get covered in it and they are unable to move and to function properly, they have to be specially looked after, individually treated, as you can imagine is a huge job."

8:01am 27th October 2013

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
police officer

Murder investigation after 'suspicious death'

Police say a woman suffered unexplained injuries in Plymouth

swimsafe - Thousands of children have taken part in Swim Safe since it started (Penzance 2016)

WATCH: The south-west children who cannot swim

Survey reveals why many parents don't take them

Most read
firefighters and parking 1

PHOTOS: Fire crews struggle to get down Cornish street

It's sparked a parking appeal... and not for the first time!

police tape 3

Casualties cut free after Cornwall crash

One was treated at the scene near Bodmin

Top articles

BREAKING: Biker 'in hospital' after crash

Cornwall News: Police and paramedics were called to Torpoint

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

Protesters spark fires over police stop death of Edir Frederico Da Costa

National News: Fires have been set off and bricks thrown at police as protesters hold a march over the death of a man after a traffic stop.

UPDATE: Body found on popular Cornish beach

Cornwall News: Police say death at Watergate Bay 'isn't suspicious'

Jeremy Corbyn gets rapturous reception at Glastonbury

Showbiz News: It was a scene that could have come from a Beatles gig in the 1960s.

At least nine dead after Colombia tourist boat sinks

World News: A boat carrying around 170 tourists has sunk in a reservoir in northwestern Colombia.

Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton in F1 crash row

Sports News: Sebastian Vettel has been penalised for deliberately driving into Lewis Hamilton during the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Hungry hackers stole $3k worth of snacks from CIA vending machines over several months

Strange News: The CIA has admitted it was penetrated by an insider network - of hi-tech snack thieves.

Newer article

VIDEO: Storm Bears Down on Cornwall

Cornwall News: Emergency services activate "Silver Control" in Cornwall as worst storm of the year so far heads for Cornwall

Older article

'Hurricane Cornwall'

Cornwall News: Forecasters say storm is now bearing down on the Duchy and we should take action to prepare

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate Extra Footer LogoEscape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training

 

© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.