Please select your home edition
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.

Related Articles

Southern Ocean officially recognised
As Earth's 5th Ocean by National Geographic recognized Coincident with World Oceans Day, National Geographic announced that it is officially recognizing the Southern Ocean as the Earth's fifth ocean. Posted on 12 Jun
The OCC celebrates World Oceans Day
Working towards helping members maintain a sustainable lifestyle The OCC is working towards helping our members maintain a sustainable lifestyle without contributing damage to the environment and where possible helping to repair damage done. Posted on 8 Jun
Sea Mercy delivers support for Northern Lau
100% of all monies raised by Sea Mercy goes to those in need You did it again! Thank you to everyone who helped to make this possible. As always, 100% of all monies raised by Sea Mercy goes to those in need. Posted on 6 Jun
Galway Harbour Redevelopment
The West of Ireland needs your help The West of Ireland needs your help. The very imaginative Galway harbour development plan has been asking for public consultation. Posted on 31 May
The OCC Charitable Trust is fully operational
Introducing the Trust - who we are, what we do, how you can contribute, and how we can help you Introducing the Trust- who we are, what we do, how you can contribute, and how we can help you. The Ocean Cruising Club Charitable Trust is registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales. Posted on 25 May
Two pictures from the Azores
To my sailor brethren, I'd like to share two pictures In Horta, Azores, in July, all landed sailors were required to be tested for Covid to go ashore. That is if you wanted to go ashore. It did not matter if you sailed for five or 50 days, a test was a compulsory roadblock to visit the island. Posted on 17 May
Scottish Open House Weekend
It was never going to attract the crowds it has in the past A 967 mb low lurking off Ireland and strict pandemic precautions meant that our Scottish Open House weekend was never going to attract the crowds it has in the past. Posted on 16 May
Clean Sailors starts sail recycling programme
Sailors in the UK can now recycle their sails OCC Member Holly Manvell has announced that sailors in the UK can now recycle their sails and have them made into useful items that will have a long afterlife. Posted on 9 May
Patient Transport - an OCC collaboration
This is a nautical story but not in the sense that the OCC may be acquainted with Shortly after I became a Port Officer for Stavanger in Norway, my first OCC guests were Neil and Helen McCubbin on board their cutter Milvina in 2015. This will become relevant as you read on. Posted on 4 May
Yachting community joins hand to help St Vincent
YSATT has sent a container full of relief supplies to St Vincent OCC PO Jesse James reports from Trinidad that the first phase of YSATT/Cruisers/OCC mission to deliver relief to St Vincent has been completed. Posted on 4 May
Grapefruit Graphics 2019 - FooterSavvy Navvy 2021 SWC FOOTER v2Upffront 2020 Foredeck Club SW FOOTER