A Boat Graveyard!

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A Boat Graveyard!

CALA BAEZA: Has become a boats’ graveyard

Sailing days over for Campello boats DERELICT boats, long abandoned by their owners, are being removed from the neglected marina at Campello’s Cala Baeza beach.

The town hall’s Environment and Beaches departments acted after complaints from members of public and the EU opposition party reached the Spanish media.

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Julio Oca, councillor for both departments, explained that disposing of eight boats aground on the beach, was the town hall’s responsibility. One was registered to a Villa Josa resident who has since taken it away, while the owner of another who lives in Almoradi has been ordered to remove it.

The town hall has asked the Maritime Authority to identify and notify the owners of three more beached boats but the remaining three are so broken-down that identification is impossible and they will be removed and scrapped.

Removing the dozen or so boats still in the water can be dealt with later, as they are the competence of coastal authority Costas, Oca said.


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Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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