Final call for Moray ship-to-ship protest petition

Moray Firth petition - final day
Moray Firth petition – final day

A FINAL CALL has gone out to people in Moray who wish to support the campaign opposing ship-to-ship oil transfers on the Moray Firth.

One of two petitions raised against the plan by the Cromarty Firth Port Authority (CFPA), the Moray petition raised by Carol Shaw has already attracted just a few short of its 3000 target – added to the thousands who have signed the Highlands petition raised by John Finnie MSP.

Carole said: “For our petition to be presented before the deadline for consultations on the proposals it has to end today – so I would urge people in Moray who are against this potentially catastrophic proposal to take this opportunity to let their feelings known.

“Since the proposals first came to light many, many people in Moray have joined the campaign that has grown strength throughout the Highlands.

“It is not just local beaches and wildlife around Cromarty that would be affected by this plan, it is the entire length of the Moray Firth – I do not believe this is a risk worth taking and I know many Moray residents agree.”

Carole’s petition can be found online until midnight tonight 

Meanwhile anyone wishing to record their individual objection to the plans can do so by email to (Intertek), (Maritime and Coastguard Agency) and (Port of Cromarty Firth).

Alternatively views can be expressed in writing to Emma Langley, Intertek, Exchange House, 33 Station Road, Liphook, Hampshire, GU30 7DW and Stan Woznicki, Head of Counter Pollution and Salvage, Maritime and Coastguard Agency, Spring Place, 105 Commercial Road, Southampton, SO15 1EG.

The closing date for objections to arrive is Monday, February 8.