Estuary Conservation Group
Representing 25 local and national bodies with interests in the wildlife of the Dee Estuary
UK/MOSTYN DOCK – RIVER DEE DREDGING
As the first shipment of Airbus wings takes place, resolution of the application by the Port of Mostyn for channel dredging remains unresolved. To avoid damage to the estuary's environment and its internationally important bird populations, it is vital that alternative solutions for the Airbus wings transshipment are found.
One option could be via variation in sailing times. It seems that sailings from Mostyn could take place over high water so, while Airbus may seek complete flexibility in their operations, a small compromise of no more than six hours here would safeguard the estuary's wildlife. After all, if the environment is damaged there is nowhere else for the birds to go.
Contacts: Neil Friswell 01829 770463 and Raymond Roberts 01244 818339