Dive Team removes six tons of waste from Fahaheel waters
KUWAIT: Kuwait Dive Team affiliated with the Environmental Voluntary Foundation, lifted Plastic and wooden waste weighing six tons from boat-gathering area in Fahaheel waters. The team’s relentless efforts to clean the area and Kuwaiti coasts in Fahaheel will not stop and will continue to remove harmful waste to the environment and all threats to marine navigation, the team’s leader Waleed Al-Fadhel said on Tuesday.
Fadhel asserted importance on removing all hazardous materials and waste dumped by fishing and cruising boats, which sail heavily in the Fahaheel area, noting that such area requires a daily and weekly cleanup operations.
The team leader said his team found a fishing net that has captured many sea birds and due to neglect the birds were all rotten. The team used specialized boats provided by Al-Koot Marine administration, including heavy lifting equipment to lift the waste, Fadhel added. He called on boat owners and fishermen to preserve the environment of the sea, and called for tightening relevant laws against violators to protect the marine environment of Kuwait. —KUNA