Ocean Alliance teamed up with the yachting industry and environment advocacy group, Take 3, to clean Sydney’s beaches.
‘Sea-through – The Superyacht Beach Clean Project’ is an initiative of Ocean Alliance and, at their first beach clean day on Saturday 22 July 2017, they were joined by over 40 superyacht crew and yachting industry professionals who lent their time and tenders to clean up the beaches of Sydney Harbour from plastic pollution.
Backed by the environment advocacy and education group, Take 3, the group collected over 20,000 pieces of plastic and 200 recyclable bottles and cans. Ferried in tenders provided by the volunteering yacht crew, the group cleaned over 300 metres of harbourfront over three different sites.
Ocean Alliance launched the Sea-through event in Sydney but have plans to take it further afield as it is a concept in which more and more yacht crew and guest wish to be involved in. Recently, American actor, Will Smith, and his daughter, Willow Smith, made headlines when they chose to collect 11 bags of rubbish and debris from the beach while chartering a yacht in Greece.
“It was a really successful event – we had more crew involvement than we expected and collected more rubbish than anticipated. We are working towards our next event in Australia sometime this Summer,” said Mr Howard.
Ocean Alliance and Take 3 would like to thank and congratulate the follow people for volunteering the time and effort for the inaugural Sea-through – The Superyacht Beach Clean Initiative:
• Captain and crew of 37m MASTEKA 2
• Captain and crew of 37m GHOST II
• Crew of 42m TANGO
• Captain and crew of MURCIELAGO
• Scott Dillon from R Marine Pittwater
• Massi Zambon from Sundance Marine
• Marcel Vaarzon-Morel from Vaarzon Morel Solicitors
• Dom from Sydney Harbour Escapes