After a car washed into Ċirkewwa last month, Maltese adventurer, environmentalist and advanced diver Raniero Borg decided to take it upon himself to fish it out.
Raniero carried out the noble deed following another accident at the South Quay which resulted in yet another car washing into the sea.
“Once we were at the site, I took it upon myself to also remove the other car (Red Peugeot 307) which ended up in the sea at least one month ago and was left there,” he said on his Facebook page, Raniero’s Adventures.
“This was my second report that I took to the Police Station in Qawra, with the information of two cars, the details of the car and its owner. I have not received any feedback regarding this.”
A turbulent storm in December sent two cars parked at the South Quay into the sea. One of them was fished out immediately by a foreigner, the other was left at the bottom of the seabed until this weekend.
Footage uploaded by Raniero shows the car face down in the water with all sorts of marine life inhabiting the vehicle.
However, the negligent act of leaving the car underwater for one month prompting the environmentalist to speak out.
“May I also remind you that the cars left in the sea contain: petrol/ diesel, toxic batteries, gear oil, engine oil and other toxic wastes that destroy our sea and infect marine life. If I did not take any interest regarding this, the cars would simply remain in our sea forming an underwater scrapyard,” he said.
“Do the police not investigate the situation? Do they not give a fine for the duration of the car being left in the sea? Does the association of the Environment and Resources Authority (ERA) look into this?” he questioned.
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