Call for shipping law enforcement

There are calls for Sark’s Chief Pleas to enforce a shipping law allowing only licensed vessels to transport cargo and passengers between Guernsey and Sark.

The plea has come from Sark Shipping and Harbours & Pilotage Committees.It follows concerns that, despite being unlicensed, the Brecqhou Warrior continues to unload cargo in Sark which originates from Guernsey. The committees wants the Chief Pleas to uphold the law and refuse unlicensed vessels access to Sark harbours. A spokesman for the Lieutenant Governor’s office, which issues the licences in Guernsey, confirmed that the Brecqhou Warrior does not have a licence and has never applied for one.

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