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House: boats to face sewage ban

Recreational and charter boats will be forbidden from discharging any sewage overboard in the Great Sound, Little Sound, Harrington Sound and Castle Harbour.

From next year, shore-side pump-out facilities are being introduced for all new marinas, including five in the South Basin for the America's Cup, environment minister Cole Simons told the House of Assembly.

Sewage may only be discharged overboard beyond 500 metres from the closest land.

• To see Mr Simons' statement in full, click on the PDF under “Related Media”

Cole Simons, the environment minister (File photograph)

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Published June 10, 2016 at 12:06 pm (Updated June 10, 2016 at 2:33 pm)

House: boats to face sewage ban

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