28 March, 2023

Marina Palma Cuarentena and Marina Port de Mallorca submerge to clean the sea

Marina Palma Cuarentena and Marina Port de Mallorca submerge in the port waters to clean the seabed and extract objects which do not belong to the marine World, thus adding more responsible actions with the environmental care. 

During this cleaning day, which starts with the identification and signal of waste found by the divers under the water, large quantities of objects are gradually extracted from the sea, which end up -intentional or accidentally- in the water, such as skates, mobile phones, wreckage from boats, batteries, traffic signals, shopping carts, motorcycles and bicycles which turn out to be invasive and polluting to the fauna and marine flora.

All these objects are subsequently recycled with an authorized entity, closing its useful life cycle. In this opportunity were extracted almost 400 kilos at Marina Palma Cuarentena’ s cleaning, while in Marina Port de Mallorca were up to 800 kilos extracted.

When the pedestrians of the Paseo Maritimo and users of the marinas see with surprise what is hidden under the sea, as if it were a carpet that covers waste, they cannot help but to ask: how do these objects get to the sea? And although we have no proof of this, Víctor Granados, Captain of Marina Palma Cuarentena and Marina Port de Mallorca tells us that 'we can think that it is a sum of fortuitous situations in which something can fall into the sea, the force of the wind that pushes objects until they fall into the water, and a bit of mischief of some people or the direct intention of others, and the water currents bring them closer to us so that we can extract them and thus fulfill the two objectives of this activity, that of cleaning the seabed and at the same time create awareness and educate in the care of the environment'.

This kind of actions that Marina Palma Cuarentena and Marina Port de Mallorca carry out show their real interest, its commitment and responsibility with the environment, reason why they are recognized with the Blue Flag, ISO 14001, EMAS and the Registry on the Carbon footprint.

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