February 24, 2011
fears raised over lack of buoys around Berrow Wreck
sea conditions over the winter have washed away the buoys that
usually surround Berrows famous beach wreck, prompting safety
Six buoys have marked the location of the wooden hull of the
SS Nornen, which pokes out from the lower beach near Berrow Church.
the absence of the markers means water users, such as fishing
boats and jet skiers, could accidentally hit the wreck when it
Pete Nicholson, Chairman of Burnham Water Users Forum, told Burnham-On-Sea.com
this week: "We'd like to see the buoys re-introduced as soon
as possible. There is a small risk that a water user, such as
a jet skier, could hit the wreck."
Sedgemoor District Councils Richard Dunn told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"We originally had six buoys in place around the wreck, however
a safety review has taken place and the number is being reduced.
We're hoping to get the wreck marked again as soon as possible."
Burnham-On-Sea.com understands that just one buoy is likely to
mark the wreck in future following the recent consultation exercise.
Pictured above is Berrow's beach wreck before recent winter
storms washed away the last remaining buoys
The history of Berrow's
SS Nornen ship wreck