Barbados News

Special equipment obtained to remove seaweed

The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy has obtained special equipment to aid with the removal of the large amount of Sargassum Seaweed from the island’s coastlines.

It includes a seaweed harvester, which was launched Wednesday morning at the Barbados Coast Guard’s HMBS Pelican Base.

Minister Kirk Humphrey says the harvester will be deployed along the South and West Coasts.

Minister Kirk Humphrey

 Mr Humphrey says a different approach will be used to rid the East Coast of the weed.

Minister Kirk Humphrey

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