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Pollution threat as canal boat overturns and sinks at Creek Fen, March

The boat came adrift from its unofficial mooring on the river at March

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Christmas was ruined for the unlucky people living aboard this 40ft canal boat in March which came adrift and sank earlier this month. It is not known who lived on board, but the boat had been unofficially moored along the river off Creek Road for some time.

Middle Level Commissioners ‘police’ the local waterways and are aware of the boat.

“We are linking with the Environment Agency concerning the pollution caused by this newly sunken boat at Creek Fen on the Old Nene,” Middle Level says.

The boat that came adrift from its unofficial mooring on the river at March

Abadon ship! The boat that came adrift from its unofficial mooring on the river at March and overturned. PHOTO: Middle Level Commissioners

“We don’t have a pollution response role so have taken the most appropriate action we can.

Abadon ship! Boat comes adrift from its unofficial mooring on the river at March and overturns. Warning sign. PHOTO: Middle Level Commissioners

“Please keep your distance when passing to reduce potential disturbance. ”

Boats sinking along river. Creek Fen, March Thursday 28 December 2023. Picture by Terry Harris.

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Boats sinking along river. Creek Fen, March Thursday 28 December 2023. Picture by Terry Harris.

Boats sinking along river. Creek Fen, March Thursday 28 December 2023. Picture by Terry Harris.

Middle Level adds: “We will add this boat to the sunken boat removal list that we already had planned for this area aiming to deliver in the New Year.”

 

Abadon ship! The boat that came adrift from its unofficial mooring on the river at March and overturned. PHOTO: CambsNews

Abadon ship! The boat that came adrift from its unofficial mooring on the river at March and overturned. PHOTO: CambsNews

One resident says illegally moored boats often cause pollution because of sewage discharge.

Abadon ship! The boat that came adrift from its unofficial mooring on the river at March and overturned. PHOTO: CambsNews

The boat that came adrift from this unofficial mooring on the river at March and overturned. PHOTO: CambsNews

“We have complained many times, but they don’t seem interest,” said the resident.

 

 

 

 

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