be leading the way in government
unreasonableness ? In Australia
it is illegal to beach any boat that has antifouling on it. In fact, you are not even allowed to dive over and scrub your boat in the water
. We are supposed to haul our boats at proper haulout facilities where the waste contaminants are disposed of in " environmentally friendly ways". Which in Australia means pumping it back into the sea because there are no proper haulout facilities.
I asked harbour authority if I could beach my boat to antifoul because there was no haul out
facility that would take a trimaran
. He said, No and when asked him what I was supposed to do he just shrugged his shoulders.
I beached it anyway and when I was told I was not allowed to antifoul, I shrugged my
Of course, this law is not policed vigorously yet but it won't be long.
This whole thing really annoys me. They won't let you use effective antifouling and then deny you the opportunity to clean your boat when the antifouling doesn't work.
Is it illegal anywhere else ?