UKSA steps in after palm oil appeal

By Ross Findon

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

 

UKSA steps in after palm oil appeal

Adie Butler, with the lump of palm oil found on an Isle of Wight beach. Picture courtesy of Helen Wood.

UKSA came to the rescue when a large lump of palm oil was found on an Isle of Wight beach this week.

The Cowes-based sailing charity stepped in after several appeals on social media, following the discovery of a large lump of the substance, which can be harmful to animals, at Hamstead beach, near Newtown.

Environmentalist Adie Butler discovered the lump of palm oil, however due to the remote location and its size, it could only be moved by boat.

Today (Wednesday), following an appeal on Twitter and Facebook, UKSA sent two volunteers to work with Adie to collect the palm oil and bring it back to Cowes, where it was to be collected and disposed of properly.

Will Myles, of UKSA, said: "We sent one of our RIBs round to help Adie and they managed to get the palm oil on board. We were happy to help the community keep the beach clean for everyone to use."

Palm Oil

The UKSA volunteers arrive back at Cowes with Adie Butler and the palm oil. Picture courtesy of UKSA.

Reporter: ross.findon@iwcp.co.uk

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