100,000 protest Scottish ship-to-ship oil transfers

A petition with more than 100,000 names has been handed to the Highland Council in Scotland arguing against plans to carry out ship-to-ship oil transfers in the Moray Firth.

The Port of Cromarty Firth is resubmitting its application to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to carry out the operations.

Locals are worried that an accident could harm the area. The Moray Firth in the far northeast of Scotland is home to dolphins and whales.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.


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