Thursday, February 29, 2024

Sargassum posing problems for Coast Guard


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THE SARGUSSUM SEAWEED invading the beaches of Barbados is now affecting the Coast Guard and its operations at sea.

Colonel Alvin Quintyne, Chief of Staff of the Barbados Defence Force (BDF), said the seaweed was posing problems to its small Coast Guard vessels and officers doing patrols on the beaches.

And it is against this background that Quintyne is promising to lend assistance to clean up the ubiquitous weed which has caused much concern among fisherfolk and tourism players. 

Deputy Chief of Staff Commander Ricky Shurland, part of a 60-member beach clean-up at Silver Sands yesterday, also spoke of the challenges the Coast Guard was having with seaweed. (LK)

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.


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