The rescue cruiser "Theo Fischer" had its home port in the port of emergency. But it is silted up and must not be dredged
The YACHT has researched and intervened at all levels. But regardless of whether under the red-red state government of Harald Ringstorff or under the currently incumbent red-black government headed by Prime Minister Sellering: a sensible, pragmatic and inexpensive solution is still not in sight.
The latest "suggestion" also fits into the picture. Now the rescue cruiser, which is urgently needed on site, is to moor behind a breakwater that has yet to be built. A project that even the DGzRS criticizes as inadequate.
The background to the scandal, which gives sense and content to the word disenchantment with politics in an almost frightening way, is an arbitrarily zoned nature reserve on the Darß. It is only 100 meters away from a campsite, which apparently has no environmental or nature conservation concerns, but includes the port of refuge. Since then, the welfare of a few hundred seagulls has been considered more important than human lives.
There were alternative solutions. But they are all expensive and all have been discarded for economic reasons. If the nature protection zone were relocated, the old port of refuge, which tends to silt up, could easily be reactivated. On top of that, it would be the financially cheapest option in the long term. But environmentalists and the Ministry of the Environment do not participate. Ergo: standstill. Ignorance. Total blockage.
Here is the chronicle of an unworthy game that documents the inability of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania's state politics in a terrifying way. And apparently only the federal government can put an end to it. Namely, if the protection of the coast is understood as an overriding task. Discussions are already underway in Berlin about how reason and a sense of proportion will again determine decisions on Darß instead of petty and embarrassing clientele politics. But that, too, the case teaches, can take time.