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Crackdown to keep our beaches clean

PUBLISHED: 11:30 04 December 2002 | UPDATED: 13:08 03 March 2010

KEEP rustbuckets away from Suffolk!

That was the message today as Euro chiefs told owners who let dangerous vessels cause oil slicks and ruin beaches that their sub-standard ships will be banned in a new safety crackdown.

KEEP rustbuckets away from Suffolk!

That was the message today as Euro chiefs told owners who let dangerous vessels cause oil slicks and ruin beaches that their sub-standard ships will be banned in a new safety crackdown.

As the clean-up of Suffolk's shores continues and more seabirds are found dying, European leaders drew up a blacklist of oil tankers that fail standards and said they should be taken out of the water.

Their tough stance was backed by regional Euro MP Richard Howitt, who said stiff new penalties should also be brought in for those who deliberately pollute.

He also wants more resources and effort put into tracing the culprits – and to ensure they pay for the horrendous damage they cause.

See tonight's Evening Star for full story…

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