The crew of 73m SilverYachts superyacht MY Dragonfly gave their time this week to help clean up Whitsunday beaches. In conjunction with Eco Barge Clean Seas, Whitsunday non-for-profit environmental organisation, the crew assisted with a debris clean up along the shoreline of Airlie Beach on Tuesday 21 November. After arriving at Abell Point earlier this month, the team from Dragonfly were keen to contribute to local community and environmental causes during their stay and as a certified ‘Clean Marina’, Abell Point Marina have previously worked closely with the Eco Barge crew.
With a total of 26 volunteers, the group on the day removed just over 226 kilograms of marine debris with a total of 2139 items. Top ten items removed:
(1) Film Remnants – 473
(2) Food Packaging – 210
(3) Cigarette Butts – 195
(4) Aluminium Cans – 179
(5) Straws/cutlery/cups – 144
(6) Glass Drinking Bottles – 143
(7) Paper and Cardboard Food trays/cups/wrappers – 133
(8) Broken Glass – 89
(9) Plastic Drink Bottles – 70
(10) Plastic Lids – 58
It is fantastic to see visiting superyacht crew making such a worthy contribution to the local community. Should any visiting crews wish to get involved, please contact our Superyacht concierge for more details.