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Stoneways Marine 2021 - LEADERBOARD

The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods - The OCC prepares to celebrate World Oceans Day

by Daria Blackwell / OCC 31 May 12:06 UTC 8 June 2021
Novara anchored in Arctic waters © Steve Brown

When it comes to our waterways and oceans, each individual action creates a ripple effect that can have a profound impact in total.

The Ocean Cruising Club has long supported measures that minimise our impact on the environment and support its biodiversity. In this pandemic year, we have clearly seen what impact the global community can have if it works in concert. So, this year, the OCC has renewed our efforts to support our members' blue and green initiatives.

OCC Aims

The main aims are to:

  1. Increase awareness among the members of the OCC of the serious threats to the environment and particularly the threats to the marine environment, maritime activity and ocean cruising.

  2. Provide information and resources to members enabling them to take action that contributes to protecting the environment.

  3. Advocate for the implementation of changes by governments and businesses, supporting and working in conjunction with relevant organisations seeking to effect change that protects the environment.
The OCC's efforts should therefore be focused on:
  • Awareness
  • Action
  • Advocacy.

Committee member Phil Heaton, together with environmentalist and adventurer Steve Brown, have taken on the task of setting forth the OCC's plan to tackle the three Aims. The OCC will engage, educate, inspire and activate the ocean cruising community toward healing the ocean. Our global and globetrotting membership will help expand this mission across the earth's ocean communities.

As we celebrate the United Nations' World Oceans Day on the 8th of June 2021, we as bluewater sailors vow to redouble our efforts to maintain a sustainable lifestyle and will lead the way to preserving our precious resources for future generations.

This article has been provided by the courtesy of Ocean Cruising Club.

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