Surfers Beach Clean to Remove Mulheim litter at Sennen
Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) campaigners held a beach clean at Sennen and
Gamper Bay, near Land’s End, Cornwall on Friday 31st March 2006.
Particular emphasis was made on removing ‘RMS Mulheim’ cargo that is still
littering the area 3 years on from when the vessel collided with rocks in
The action took place in the week that the Marine Conservation Society (MCS)
published its 2005 Beachwatch report. The survey’s findings were
particularly worrying with 1,981 items of litter being found per kilometre
of coastline surveyed. Plastic items, like much of the Mulheim litter,
account for 59% of all beach litter found in the UK.
Shipping accidents like the Mulheim leave nothing but a legacy of pollution.
Whilst our beach clean removed over 20 bin bags of Mulheim waste it will be
only be when the shipping industry takes tough action and the Government
designates areas most at environmental risk that we will have to less fear.
In particular SAS would like to see an end to the use of flags of
convenience that shipping companies use to help avoid environmental
prosecution and allow for the use of inexperienced, poorly paid crews.
Check out the 2005/2006 Surfers Against Sewage campaign film at:
The film covers all our campaign topics and includes footage from recent
Surfers Against Sewage (SAS), Wheal Kitty Workshops, St Agnes, Cornwall, TR5
0RD. Tel: 01872 555950 (campaign office)