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Beachmasters protect Dorset's coast from pollution

SW Coast Path at Durdle Door, Dorset 2

10:02am 16th March 2013

Organisations involved in protecting Dorset's coastline have taken part in a two day training event about tackling coastal pollution.

The County Council helped organise Beachmasters run by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

Costal pollution is always a risk in Dorset as the English Channel is one of the world's main maritime routes.

More than 126,000 ships carrying 354 million tonnes of hazardous cargo use the channel each year.

Representatives from Dorset County Council, Environment Agency, Natural England, Christchurch Borough Council, Bournemouth Council, Borough of Poole Council, Purbeck District Council, Weymouth and Portland Borough Council and West Dorset District Council took part in the event, which was held at Mudeford Quay, Christchurch.

Nigel Osborne, emergency management officer at Dorset County Council, said:

" We need to be prepared for every eventuality and that is what this course is about.

"All the people attending the course have key parts to play in keeping the county's seas and shores clear of pollution. This is also about making sure that if disaster strikes, we are ready and able to deal with it."

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