‘Flare amnesty’ offer

By Emily Pearce

Sunday, May 4, 2014

 

BOAT owners on the Isle of Wight have been urged to dispose of old distress flares at a "flare amnesty".

Hampshire Constabulary’s Marine Unit and bomb disposal company Ramora UK are holding the amnesty at Cowes Yacht Haven on Saturday, May 17.

Old flares can pose a serious safety risk and should be disposed of before they become unstable. Boat owners can face penalties if they are not disposed of correctly.

Ramora UK staff will be present between 10am and 3pm, where up to ten flares per person will be accepted free of charge. But a donation would be appreciated and cash raised will go towards a dinghy to help young people learn to sail.

Reporter: emilyp@iwcpmail.co.uk

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by Mike Crowe

5th May 2014, at 19:10:21

out? ... put

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by Mike Crowe

5th May 2014, at 17:14:59

I wonder why emilyp out flare amnesty in inverted commas. I use inverted commas around a sentence/paragraph or word to show that it is being either a 'play on words' or is to be taken with a "pinch of salt"

(Hope "The Speakers are not too high")

Mike

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by David Walter

4th May 2014, at 20:47:35

"Ramora UK staff will be present between 10am and 3pm, where up to ten flares per person will be accepted free of charge. " And what about people who have more than that? Presumably they will have to continue to hold onto them? Anyway, 'amnesty' is quite incorrect - there is no law against keeping flares.

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