China’s First Internationally Certified Clean Marina
Published: Wednesday, 12 March 2014
The Marina Industries Association (MIA) has accredited Wuxi Taihu Shanshui Marina, located to the west of Shanghai on the picturesque Lake Taihu, as a Level 3 Clean Marina.
The International Clean Marina Program is a voluntary accreditation for marinas, yacht clubs, boat clubs, slipways, boat yards and associated industry operators and is administered by the MIA, the chief body representing the marina industry in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.
Andrew Chapman CMM, President of the MIA, formally presented the award to Shanshui Marina’s General Manager Allen Wu and Vice General Manager Wayne Pan. Chapman said, “Achieving a Level 3 accreditation requires a solid commitment from participating marinas and the rigorous process includes a site inspection assessed against a 103 point checklist.” The site audit of key operational areas includes; inspections of mechanical activities, boat maintenance and storage, fuelling, facility management, workshop, mechanical, shipwright and boat repair, emergency planning and equipment and boater education. At the end of the audit process a written report with detailed feedback is provided to the marina.
“We are very proud to be the first marina in China to be to be accredited through the MIA International Clean Marina Program." said Wayne Pan, speaking on behalf of Shanshui Marina, "We are committed to ensuring our Club is of the highest environmental standard.”
The goal of the program is to reduce ‘non-point source pollution’ associated with boating/marina facilities, and to promote clean water, clean air and thriving marina industry businesses.