More Artificial Reefs...
British Divers could soon be treated to more Atrifical Reefs, in the shape of two decommisioned Royal Navy warships to be sunk off the coast of the UK.
Anthony Fowler a business man from Sussex is reported to have submitted a 60 page dossier to Seaford Town Council, proposing the scuttling of at least two decommissioned Royal Naval ships in Seaford Bay as artificial reefs and diving attractions.
Mr Fowler is using the acquisition and sinking of the decommissioned HMS Scylla in whitsand bay off Plymouth as a model. That project cost around £1 million, largely met by the South West Regional Development Agency, but the wreck is reported to bring in about the same amount in tourism revenue each year.
Mr Fowler has also invited a representative of the Scylla project to Seaford to give a presentation on how the South West campaign was run. Funds for the project could come from private businesses and/or regional development organisations.(more)
Interested parties will include South East of England Development Agency, the Environment Agency, Newhaven Community Development Association, Lewes District Council, East Sussex County Council, and local residents.