Pollution incident at Skerries harbour – 12th July 2013

At 04:52 this morning the Skerries Coast Guard were tasked to investigate a report of pollution in the area of Skerries harbour and the nearby North Beach. A concerned member of the public had contacted the Coast Guard’s operation centre to report one of the fishing vessels at the harbour had sunk during the night and had resulted in oil pollution in the area.

The team inspected the area of the vessel, a small razor clam fishing vessel, and also carried out extensive searches of the nearby shorelines These inspections found some diesel appeared to have leaked from the vessel. The owner of the vessel arrived on scene and confirmed that only a small volume of diesel was onboard.

The Coast Guard’s Dublin based Sikorsky helicopter, Rescue 116, was tasked to carry out aerial inspections of the area and confirmed only minor scale pollution in the area of the harbour. Fingal County Council were notified of the incident.

Photos of the incident are available on our twitter account – @SkerriesCG

Incident # 15 of 2013

Remember – if you spot anyone in difficulty along the coast, sial 999 or 112 and ask for the COAST GUARD. Your call could save their life