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New technology: volunteers needed for anchorguardian trials

Swiss Ocean Tech are looking for yachts to trial their new ‘AnchorGuardian’ product, which is designed to reduce environmental damage by improving anchoring practices.

AnchorGuardian monitors the movement and position of a yacht’s anchor and provides underwater intelligence to support the crew while laying and lifting the anchor. It claims to minimise the environmental impact of anchoring by detecting seafloor coverage (eg. corals or seagrass that must be avoided) and identifying the most suitable holding ground, thereby reducing the risk of drag.

We already have some yachts interested in trialling, some as early as this summer! If you’d like to find out more, please get in touch here.

Summer 2021: Ocean conservation film opportunity!

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The International Seakeepers Society is still looking to organise a scientific expedition in the Mediterranean this month/summer to detect the occurrence of white sharks.

Likely to be filmed by Hollywood director Gabriele Muccino for Netflix or the Discovery Channel, this expedition needs vessels to support them!

If you are interested, or would like more information to pass onto your owner, please get in touch via email.

IMarEst Ocean Plastics and Marine Litter

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We are now represented on the newly-formed IMarEst Ocean Plastics and Marine Litter special interest group. Drop us a line if you are interested in finding out more or contributing some ideas.

 

 

 

 

Clean Superyacht & Marina

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The Clean Superyacht and Marina campaign is working to collate data from marinas worldwide to use this for good and improve facilities and ensure a more joined-up, and importantly, sustainable approach between yachts, crew and marinas. If you’d like to find out more, or get involved, please get in touch.

Are disposable masks the new plastic bottles?

For all the good news stories about reduced CO₂ emissions and people turning back to nature, we’ve also seen how Covid-19 waste is worsening the already dire ocean plastic issue. Do not lose hope! We can all be ocean guardians but we need to work collectively. Hundreds of thousands of people worldwide, companies and organisations are stepping up to the challenge of preventing or removing plastic ocean pollution.

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  • PADI is creating reusable face coverings made from recycled ocean plastic. And a wealth of other companies are also producing masks from recycled material.

  • PLAXTIL is a textile producer that recycles used face masks and has invented a way to treat even contaminated waste products. Let’s hope the current scheme spreads beyond France!

We know you worked tirelessly this season to make your vessel safe for guests. We are keen to hear from you about what worked on board and what your challenges are.

 

 

 

 

 

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