10 Apr 2021

Ghost gear vessel M/V MAKO is launched

In December last year, asset manager DWS has donated to Healthy Seas to help this important marine protection organization buy its own vessel M/V MAKO. DWS has supported Healthy Seas since 2019 and as a result several sea clean-ups were organized in Europe in cooperation with Ghost Diving, one of the founding partners of Healthy Seas. The Dutch Ghost Diving team will be responsible for the operational management of the M/V MAKO and she will be used for ghost gear survey and recovery operations in the North Sea, along with marine conservation awareness events.

On April 2nd 2021, our vessel M/V MAKO was finally launched thanks to the invaluable help and expertise of our volunteers. After several months of intensive maintenance, we moored her in the port of IJmuiden, ready for her first missions.

M/V MAKO will increase the our organizations’ efforts to free the world's oceans from so-called ghost nets and save the lives of countless marine plants and animals. It has already achieved a great deal during this time with numerous recovery missions in various waters

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