Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, the UK based destinational cruise line, said it is playing its part in helping to conserve its local shoreline by supporting the Marine Conservation Society's 'Great British Beach Clean'.
The Fred. Olsen team cleaned a 100-metre section of River Orwell foreshore at Priory Park, Ipswich, Suffolk on Sunday 16th September 2018, and collected an incredible 73kgs of rubbish, in just over 90 minutes!
"Fred. Olsen was proud to hold its first-ever ‘Beachwatch’ beach clean event with the Marine Conservation Society (‘MCS’) at Priory Park, Ipswich, Suffolk on Sunday 16th September 2018, in support of The Great British Beach Clean," the company said in a statement.
In just over 90 minutes, the Fred. Olsen team collected an unbelievable 73kgs of rubbish at Nacton shores.
Rachael Jackson, Public Relations Manager for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines and organiser of the inaugural Fred. Olsen beach clean said:“It was a very successful first-ever beach clean for Fred. Olsen and a project that we would like to continue into the future. We were amazed – and disappointed at the same time – that we were able to find so much rubbish, along a fairly small section of the Nacton shores, ranging from plastic bottles, car parts, yacht buoys, cuddly toys and even metal barbeques!
“We care passionately about the natural environment around us and – as an Ipswich-based company – we chose the River Orwell as our beach clean area because the majority of our staff live and work locally. We would like to thank Priory Park and Suffolk Coast & Heaths for all their assistance and support throughout our beach clean event.”
Fred. Olsen will be submitting the data of all the rubbish collected to the MCS to assist and inform their studies along the River Orwell.