The still silted driveway to the port of emergency Darßer Ort. The dredging will continue from next week
The recently started and immediately interrupted dredging of the sanded access to the Darßer Nothafen will continue from Monday. The Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania Ministry of Transport announced this today. The legal dispute between the state and the WWF is over, both sides have accepted a settlement proposed by the Greifswald Administrative Court.
In a press release, the ministry announced: "This ensures that the rescue cruiser can be stationed again in the port of emergency in the spring." The settlement was approved so that the dredging could continue as quickly as possible and the rescue cruiser could be stationed again in the port of emergency next season.
"It's about saving human lives, not about who is right," said Transport Minister Volker Schlotmann. In the event of a legal dispute, regardless of the outcome of the proceedings, the rescue cruiser would not have been able to lie in the port of refuge again next season, especially since dredging is prohibited for several months in spring and autumn for nature conservation reasons.
Regarding the compromise found, it says: "After the court settlement, 15,000 cubic meters of sand will now be backfilled in the port of refuge. A water depth of more than three meters is guaranteed, so that the freedom of movement of the rescue cruiser is in no way restricted and the cruiser is also damaged in the port The water depth is also sufficient for pleasure craft in distress. The remaining dredging sand remains in the national park or is moved outside."