Marine Animal Entanglement Rescue Boat

Marine Animal Entanglement Rescue Boat

£22,890

raised in 93 days

171

supporters

Our new boat will prevent entanglements, rescue entangled vulnerable animals, trawl for micro-plastics and research ocean pollution.

Big Blue Ocean Cleanup

Big Blue Ocean Cleanup are one of the world’s leading ocean cleanup non-profits. We help keep the oceans clean, protect vulnerable marine animals, provide free educational resources and support the development of innovative technologies.

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We need to act now... Help us end ocean pollution today.

Plastic waste flowing into the oceans is expected to nearly triple in volume in the next 20 years, while efforts to stem the tide have so far made barely a dent in the tsunami of waste, research shows.

More than 1 million seabirds and 100,000 marine animals die from plastic pollution every year. 100% of baby sea turtles have plastic in their stomachs.

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Our Vision and Mission

Our vision: We envision healthy oceans in which humanity is forever committed to caring for and appreciating our blue planet, our global marine biodiversity, for the long-term benefit of people and all life on Earth. Our Mission: To drive positive change towards clean oceans that support all marine wildlife and sustainable living.

Our Boat

The boat is a 41 foot ECO wind powered catamaran with solar panels. The boat will be MCA safety coded by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) Small Commercial Vessel and Pilot Boat Code of Practice. The boat will be prepared and equipped to conform with the MCA Code of Practice MGN280.

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How we plan to spend the money raised

Our boat purchase cost is £80,000 and extra funding will be spent on MCA safety coding, HydroBios micro-plastic trawl equipment, solar power installation and ghost fishing net recovery equipment to prevent marine animal entanglements.

100% of all money raised will be spent on our marine animal entanglement rescue and research boat. We even have reward opportunities to spend the day with the Big Blue Ocean Cleanup team to trawl for micro-plastic, protect marine wildlife and recover ghost fishing nets to prevent animal entanglement.

Scientific Research

Our scientific research programme provides data on marine plastic pollution and raise awareness on this important issue. The data we collect is used by businesses, governments, universities and individuals to help stop ocean pollution.

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Media Exposure

Big Blue Ocean Cleanup has been featured on BBC, Forbes, Channel 4, The Guardian, Spotify, The Telegraph, SKY News, ITV, The Independent, The Daily Mail and most recently with Zac Efron on the Discovery Channel.

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Despite all this amazing media, the race is now on to raise £80k of our £180k overall target which will enable us to prevent entanglements, rescue entangled animals, trawl for micro-plastics and research ocean pollution.

Coastal Cleanups

Big Blue Ocean Cleanup's ambassador network runs coastal cleanups all over the world. We support thousands of ambassadors with the equipment needed to keep the places we love clean. Our Coastal Cleanup program provides a fun and easy way to volunteer and engage with our mission to protect our oceans and marine wildlife.

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Marine Entanglements

Entanglement of marine life is a global problem that results in the death of hundreds of thousands of marine animals and sea turtles worldwide every year. Entangled animals may drown or starve because they are restricted by fishing gear, or they may suffer physical trauma and infections from the gear cutting into their flesh.

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How you can help

You can support us by purchasing a reward, making a donation or setting up a fundraising page. We must act together now, to prevent animal entanglements and protect all vulnerable marine wildlife. Please share our page with your friends and family who also care about protecting our blue planet.

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