Coast beaches all open
  • Saturday 21 March 2009

All Sunshine Coast patrolled beaches are now reopened after being closed due to the oil spill last week.

Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ) has approved the reopening of Wurtulla beach, meaning there are now 25 patrolled Sunshine Coast beaches open today.

Clean up efforts outside the patrolled areas will continue throughout the weekend.

While clean up operations have been successful for most beaches, residents are advised that if they see what they believe to be oil remnants, please inform lifeguards on patrol immediately.

Anyone who gets oil spill material on their skin should wash it off with soap and water. Officials have said that brief skin contact with the material is unlikely to cause any adverse effects.

If residents have health concerns or are suffering effects they think may be related to the oil spill seek medical attention, or call Queensland Health on 13 43 25 84.

Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ) is the lead agency responsible for coordinating the oil spill clean-up. People seeking any further information should contact MSQ on 1800 216 723.

Until further notice from the state government, people are advised to heed all warning and safety signs posted at affected areas.