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U.S Coast Guard Advises Shipping Lanes To Shift For Whales Feeding

The U.S Coast Guard is advising cargo ships to move shipping lanes in the Santa Barbara Channel to protect whales.

Whales are reportedly feeding in the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary off the Pacific Coast of the United States and therefore the Coast Guard is recommending the shipping industry to shift lanes.

Endangered blue, fin and humpback whales have been congregating to feed on kill near Santa Cruz and Sana Rosa islands and so federal wildlife officials and conservational groups are endorsing that by moving it will help to preserve the marine environment.

Experts worry that the presence of the whales will put the marine mammals at greater risk of colliding with the bulky vessels and ferry goods. Four blue whales were struck and killed near the Channel Islands sanctuary in 2007 which resulted in authorities issuing notices for ships to slow down.

Environmental groups have petitioned to establish a ship speed restrictions through California’s four national marine sanctuaries.

As an international shipping company Robinsons offers worldwide shipping, so any speed limits that are being proposed to be put in place are important to us.

Our expert shipping to USA services could possibly be affected by such move and we are always keen to stay up-to-date with industry news and regulations.

For specialist shipping abroad of antiques and fine furniture, only use the UK’s leading international movers; Robinsons International. We have been at the forefront of transporting, packing and shipping for over 100 years and are eager to continue our success for the next century.


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