The so-called “Venice Square,” a small boat harbour of the Porto Montenegro marina in Tivat, waste water has been spilled with large quantities of plastics and sludge. The waste arrived, according to maritime safety inspector of the Kotor Harbor Office Željko Lompar, from one of the inland canals.
Members of the Porto Montenegro marina safety service reacted immediately and used soakers to break up and collect sludge and waste waters, using various products to reduce the stench. According to unofficial information, the waste water came to the marina through a canal passing through the Grand Town Park where an unpleasant stench could also be felt during the day.
The sea pollution in Tivat is going on for the past two days, with large oily blots and intense yellow foam appearing yesterday in the waters of the town harbour Kalimanje, around Pino and within Porto Montenegro.
In the words of Jovica Stojković, head of the Tivat District Municipal Inspection, it was ascertained the spill is not from sewage or oils, but a result of construction works at the location of the former Nikšić resort in Marići.
“We have ascertained that workers of the Nikić company assigned to building construction in this area of Tivat, used construction machinery to create a waste water canal. During those works there was a mixing of waters and the spillage of it to Tivat harbour. We are certain this is not a sewage spill, but rather dirt and filth,” said Stojković. He noted a report was created and the Municipal Inspection will fine the responsible persons in the Nikić company.
Translated from Vijesti Online, click here for the original.