Coastal Pump Out Stations (UK)3,393 views | March 1st, 2015
As part of our survey about holding tanks, and if they should be made compulsory in UK waters, we’ve come across the locations of all the coast pump out stations.
This information was originally gathered by The Green Blue who have also collated the details of all inland stations. They too have been campaigning on this subject since 2009 and you’ll find more excellent resources here: www.thegreenblue.org.uk/leaflets
When it comes to holding tanks the current practice in UK waters is down to the individual sailor, the question we are asking stems from the premise that sailors benefit greatly from the earth’s resources, wind and sea, so should they take more care with disposing of their waste?
If you start using a holding tank in UK waters, this handy map will help guide you to the closest pump out station.
About The Green Blue
The Green Blue – launched at the Southampton International Boat Show on 19th September 2005 – is an innovative environmental awareness programme set up by the British Marine Federation and the Royal Yachting Association.
Its mission is to promote the sustainable use of coastal and inland waters by boating and water sports participants, as well as the sustainable operation and development of the recreational boating industry.
You can find out more here: www.thegreenblue.org.uk
Posted by: First Class Sailing