Coastguards called to container washed up on beach
Coastguards were called out to investigate a container washed up
on Berrow beach on Thursday (September 21st).
were called out just before 3.30pm by a beach walker to check whether
the 25-litre container posed any environmental contamination risk.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The tides wash up many different
types of items, from seaweed to plastics and tyres."
this occasion, the 25-litre container was discovered full of liquid
by a dog walker, who did the right thing in reporting it to us."
container was found to contain a black liquid and two Coastguards
wearing protective gloves carefully inspected the item, and carefully
opened it to find it was a type of engine or sump oil."
container was handed over to Berrow's Beach Warden for Sedgemoor
District Council to dispose of it safely.
thanked the walker for doing the right thing and reporting the discovery
Coastguards at the scene on Thursday afternoon (photo Burnham Coastguards/MCA)