Dive Team re­moves six tons of waste from Fa­ha­heel wa­ters

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

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

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Kuwait

© PressReader. All rights reserved.