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Delaware Clean Marina (U.S.)

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[Delaware Clean Marina flag] image located by Jan Mertens, 21 May 2008

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Delaware Clean Marina flag

Launched in 2003, the Delaware Clean Marina programme pursues targets similar to other states. Good practices in preventing or limiting pollution are necessary given the fact that Delaware, a small US state, has nevertheless a long coastline with about 100 marinas serving 46.000 local (registered) boaters:

"After taking the Clean Marina Pledge, marina operators have a year to work through the checklist and implement necessary measures to achieve a passing score. After completing a self-assessment, operators can call on mentors - other marina operators or advisory committee members - or the Clean Marina Office at Delaware Sea Grant for guidance. Once a marina operator is satisfied that conditions of the checklist are met, a visit with the Delaware Clean Marina Advisory Committee will be scheduled. Upon certification, a marina can use the 'Delaware Clean Marina' logo and flag in its advertising."

Following site lists important points of interest: citing considerations for new or expanding marinas; marina design and maintenance; storm water management; vessel maintenance and repair; petroleum control; sewage handling; waste containment and disposal; marina management; laws and regulations; and boater education.

But to return to the above mentioned flag - see these sites for logo and photos of flag, respectively:

Caption of photo: "Indian River Marina was recognized as Delaware's first certified "Clean Marina" in a ceremony on Sept. 15. (...)" Context here:

On a white field is placed a white (square) lozenge bordered blue (with a thin yellow stripe in the centre) bearing a blue-and-white compass rose having a small yellow lozenge in the centre; surrounding it are the words, in blue, 'DELAWARE / CLEAN MARINA' separated by small blue lozenges.

Jan Mertens, 21 May 2008

Detail of logo

[Delaware Clean Marina flag] image located by Jan Mertens, 22 May 2008