Many Gurn readers and social media regulars in the area have been educating themselves on the proposed ship to ship oil transfers proposed for the Moray Firth. One of our regular correspondents points us in the direction of the latest article posted on the Cromarty rising information site "Oil Leak 7".
"Five years after having STS imposed on them, the residents of Southwold are 79% opposed to STS prompting the Town Council to write to the Department of Transport asking for the order permitting STS to be terminated. Read for yourself HERE"
And not a good read at all, our correspondent tells us:
"They don't want STS. They have had first-hand experience, and it has not been good. They note with disappointment that it has created no new employment. They complain that there has been minimal government inspection or regulation. They describe persistent low level pollution and minor incidents. "
Please keep educating yourselves on ship to ship issues folks read the Cromarty rising article here and the Southwold Town Council letter to the Depeartment of Transport here.