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New world record set on underwater clean-up
April 27, 2014
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ABU DHABI: In a resounding sustainability achievement, ADMA-OPCO in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Port Company have set a new world record for the most participants in an underwater clean-up (Single Venue) as part of the “Dive Together To Protect Our Marine Environment” Campaign organised on April 23.

Collecting around 9 tonnes of waste, a world record breaking number of 300 divers using diving support vessels (DSV) with full diving equipment plus dive boats participated in the clean-up that covered Abu Dhabi’s Free Port. The clean-up is aimed at raising awareness of the negative impact of underwater debris.

Marking the achievement, ADMA-OPCO hosted a ceremony at  its head office on April 24 bringing together representatives of the Guinness World Records, and Senior Management teams of ADMA-OPCO and ADPC along with a number of the two companies’ employees.

“A big thank you goes out to all our volunteers and partners for all their support and concerns regarding our environment and for backing up and making “Dive Together” Campaign a big success,” ADMA-OPCO Chief Executive officer, Ali R Al-Jarwan said at the ceremony.

“The campaign fits within the context of our Corporate Social Responsibility commitments and sustained endeavour for the protection of the environment in general and the marine ecology in particular.

Special focus

“Sustainability is everyone’s responsibility. And we, at ADMA-OPCO, under the umbrella of ADNOC lay special focus on conservation of the marine environment where we carry out our daily operations.” Capt Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO, ADPC, said, “This is a fantastic achievement, our heartfelt thanks go to all the volunteer divers for their hard work. We thank them for giving  their time and for taking part with such enthusiasm.

“We collected an enormous amount of rubbish which will make a big difference to the marine species in our waters. The sea is a source of livelihood for many of us — from the fishermen in the Dhow Harbor to all of the businesses and organisations providing services for the increasing number of cruise ships visiting Abu Dhabi — as a result, protecting the marine environment is a top priority for everyone.”

An exhibition was set- up alongside the campaign to showcase the success story of the previous campaign and included marine and environment protection presentations, and a photo gallery.

As part of the event, ADNOC Crisis Management Team demonstrated a real-life scenario regarding what actions should be taken in case of an oil spill.

Representatives from high-profile organisations participated in the campaign, including ADGAS, Mubadala Petroleum, Tadweer, Abu Dhabi Police, Abu Dhabi City Municipality, and the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD) along with ecologists, environmental activists and fishermen.

WAM
 

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