River Medway – Oil Spills

As members are aware there have been a couple oil spills spotted on the surface of the River Medway between Gillingham and Chatham Marinas. Unfortunately, when Peel Ports have despatched the appropriately equipped vessel to investigate the surface-based oil slicks have disappeared.

Can we please ask that if anyone spots an oil spillage that you email the information, and ideally any photos, directly to the Peel Ports Operations Team or notify Peel Ports via Channel 74 .

If you can also forward details including date, time and location of the incident and any photos to secretary@msba.org.uk we will start to maintain a log to see if there are any patterns to these incidents.

The MSBA would like to thank all river users you for your assistance. 

Any questions please let me know.  Thank you 

Kind regards

Peter Norris, Fellow ABYA


Medway and Swale Boating Association

 E: chairman@msba.org.uk   W: www.msba.org.uk