EGE event July 2016
Working closely together to fulfill customer wishes and demands, we sometimes discover shared passions such as craftsmanship and… diving! As we tailor our events to always inspire and fascinate we this time invited our diving certified customers into the deep.
Altogether 11 diving enthusiasts went to the Farne Islands, a group of islands off the coast of Northumberland, England, to clear rubbish floating in the water level and on the bottom of the sea. Abandoned fishing nets, ropes and lobster pots were removed along with the threat these leftovers make to the environment not to forget the sea life.
One of the problems that the seals encounter in their environment around the Farne Islands is ghost fishing from discarded nets, lines and lobster pots that have come away from their main line. Whilst too heavy to bring to the surface unassisted the team did their best to make them safe and secure to prevent any of the seals being trapped in them or tangled in the ropes. Sales Consultant from ege Paul Jackson explains:
“When we were about to surface we came upon three more pots with a pup tangled in the netting and ropes still attached to them. Luckily, we managed to release the baby seal into the open water and remove the netting and ropes from the pots so if he decided to return his chances of becoming snared again had been removed.”
The clearing drew strong parallels to the abandoned fishing nets collected from the ocean, washed and reborn as strong ECONYL® yarns for ege carpets thus cementing which huge difference these efforts actually make to the environment.
The diving event without doubt came on top of everybody’s list of nature experiences when a group of seals initiated a joyful water game allowing one of our divers to tickle the cutest creature under water.
Clearing rubbish from the ocean