Subsidy for removal of shipwrecks
Along the coasts of Denmark, multiple shipwrecks lay abandoned, while many of them have been there for years. Municipalities can now apply for funds to get rid of these shipwrecks along the coast. Ministry of Environment end Foods has started a pool of 2,8 million Danish kroner.
"It is not fair that our Danish coasts should ruined by abandoned wrecks that are left on the water for one reason or another. Therefore, I am pleased that we can now give the municipalities a subsidy to clean up so that we are free of looking at old shipyards. In no way do they belong there, "says Environment and Foods Minister Esben Lunde Larsen.
To initiate the cleaning project, the government and a broad majority of Danish People's Party, Social Democrats, Danish Social Liberty Party and Socialist People's Party have allocated a pool of 2.8 million Danish kroner that the municipalities can now apply for. Shipwrecks that cause environmental damage is already an issue that is being taken care of.
There are certain criteria’s in order to get a subsidy from the pool, one being that the owner of the shipwreck is unknown or by documentation can prove that he or she does not have necessary means to get rid of the shipwreck.
Up to 100 percent of the cost of salvage as well as scrapping of freight can be obtained by applying for a subsidy.
The Danish Coastal Authority has to have received applications by June 10, 2018. The application form can be found on the Coastal Authority’s website, www. Kyst.dk. The funds are part of a larger pool, with a total of 45 million allocated for coastal protection and nature efforts.
Source: Kystdirektoratet / Maritime Denmark