Smartphone, underwear found in marina clean-up

Toby HusseyAlbany Advertiser
Divers found this phone at the bottom of the marina.
Camera IconDivers found this phone at the bottom of the marina.

A smartphone, television and even women’s undergarments were some of the items found dumped at Albany Waterfront Marina last weekend.

On Sunday, volunteers from across Albany spent more than four hours cleaning up Albany’s major marina — and the finds were at times surprising.

Divers donned wetsuits from 7.30am to scour the marina floor for dumped equipment, while others searched the harbour side for rubbish.

There was enough below and above the water to keep them busy until midday.

Bottles and cigarette butts were in high numbers. There was also a red Oppo smartphone, an umbrella and camping chairs recovered from the water.

On land, a dumped television, tyres, and even a bra and a high-heeled boot were cleared away.

Tyres and camping chairs were removed from the water.
Camera IconTyres and camping chairs were removed from the water. Credit: Toby Hussey

Volunteer Amy Stanley said having a clean marina was worth a few hours on a Sunday morning.

“Keeping our environment as clean as possible is very important,” she said. “There’s been some interesting stuff coming out: trolleys, tyres — lots of tyres — camping chairs, fishing knives, plastics.”

The clean-up was a collaboration between the Department of Transport, South Coast Diving, Haz Beanz, Scouts and Great Southern Grammar students and staff.

A tyre is removed from the water.
Camera IconA tyre is removed from the water. Credit: Toby Hussey

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