Flare Disposal

Mon 8 Feb 2021

In case you are not aware below is important information about flare disposal.

The Department for Transport (DfT) has opened a new consultation on the disposal of pleasure vessel marine flares, and is inviting comments on four suggested options.

The consultation specifically focuses on flares carried on board leisure vessels and does not include those carried on board vessels used for commercial activities.

The options are:

  1. Allowing the current contract to expire with no further action.
  2. Continuation of the existing disposal service.
  3. Creation of a fully regulated framework for disposal of flares.
  4. Creation of similar existing disposal arrangements by the pleasure vessel industry.

The consultation period will run until 15 March 2021. You can respond to the consultation by downloading the response form and emailing this form to TEPconsultation@dft.gov.uk.