Friday, 16 March 2018
Team called to washed up flares
Maritime distress flares are an important piece of safety equipment on board boats in case of emergencies.
They should always be used carefully and that comes to their disposal as well.
Several calls to the Coastguard yesterday (Thursday) saw the team being paged to report of flares being washed up on the beach. In total 3 rocket flares were recovered and had to be taken to the specialist collection point in Poole.
There are special locations for time expired flares, please don't throw them into the sea.
If located on the beach - leave them and dial 999 Coastguard