Fuel delays threaten sick seal pups on Norfolk coast
- Credit: James Bass © 2015
Sick seal pups on the Norfolk coast are among those affected by the ongoing supply crisis and panic-buying of fuel.
Dan Goldsmith, chair of the Yarmouth-based Marine and Wildlife Rescue, said the charity had been forced to suspend its service for several hours yesterday, until finally managing to refuel its four-wheel drive in Hopton with just 12 miles in the tank at 10pm on Saturday.
“This is a very busy time,” said Mr Goldsmith.
“We’ve been very busy since August and of course a lot of the pups that come up are quite sickly, so it's definitely something we need to go to.”
He added: “Yesterday it was quite desperate, so I’m glad we’re now fuelled.
“But that might not be sustainable. I might have fuel now, but if this situation doesn’t improve, it doesn’t take many runs to west Norfolk to be out of it again.”