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Clean Marina in Oyster Cove Australia


Oyster Cove in southern Tasmania is the first local area to receive international Clean Marina Level 3 Accreditation certification. First, let us know some of the history of Tasmania, in 1847, 47 imprisoned fifteen years of Tasmanian indigenous came here and settled. In 1874, it has been flooded, the local indigenous and the government has also carried out long-term war for land. In 1995, 10 hectares of Oyster Cove finally returned to the hands of indigenous people and were designated as indigenous protected areas four years later. Today, it is a famous cruise terminal in Australia. It looks so peaceful that people cannot believe what happened here earlier.

Clean Marina certification is an international, voluntary certification program for yacht marinas, yacht clubs, vessel clubs, berths, docks and other related industry operators. The purpose of this project is to help the marina industry to protect coastal and inland waterways with its efforts. It is a voluntary, incentive education and promotional activities. The project encourages environmental protection and implements best management practices at the marina.

What it focuses on is to help the world's yacht terminal operators, through their efforts, to guide them in a voluntary certification process to protect inland and coastal waterways. The project provides an easy-to-operate system to carry out voluntary environmental management practices and reward the actual business interests of the operator. And it is owned and managed by Marina Industry Association.

The MIA makes a rigorous inspection of 103 parts of Oyster Cove. Including the contents of the ship maintenance, crew education, workplace, equipment management and so on. The channel to the marina depth of 2.2 meters, 3.1 height of the vessel can rise in the high tide. All the dock staffs have completed the Marina Industry Association's Straddle Carrier Operations course. All vessel maintenance services can be obtained at or near the pier. Now there are 23 shelves of the space, and in the near future there will be there more, plus a twenty meters long meters wide shed and 15 meters long 6.5 meters high maintenance warehouse.

Currently, there are 70 marinas in Australia and overseas that are dedicated to environmental best practices. The challenge is to increase the number of marinas that are committed to achieving Clean Marina standard.




Wang, R. (2017). Clean Marina in Oyster Cove Australia. Retrieved from


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