Hornet News

Flare Disposal

Every sailor's responsibility

There is a proposal to stop recreational sailors from disposing of their out-of-date flares through the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. Currently the MCA spends £250,000 per year to provide a free disposal service at 18 designated sites.

The DoT has launched a consultation recommending that the MCA 'withdraw from the offer of (flare) disposal' for recreational sailors, although it will still dispose of illegally dumped flares.

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