Cleaning polluted beach / shoreline requires specific techniques and methods according to the characteristics of the site.
The useage of effective special methods can be impossible and useless in environmentally very sensitive areas and the clean-up operations must be designed specifically for every single case. Sites are often difficult to access and large differences between high and low tide may complicate the operations.
A sand cleaning machine, beach cleaner or ( colloquially ) sandboni is a vehicle that drags a raking or sifting device over beach sand to remove rubbish and other foreign matter. They are manually selfpulled vehicles on tracks or wheels or pulled by quad-bike or tractor. Seaside cities use beach cleaning machines to combat the problems of litter left by beach patrons and other pollution washed up on their shores. A chief task in beach cleaning strategies is finding the best way to handle waste matter on the beaches, taking into consideration beach erosion and changing terrain.
Beach cleaning machines work by collecting sand by way of a scoop or drag mechanism and then raking or sifting anything large enough to be considered foreign matter, including sticks, stones, rubbish, syringes and other items. Similar applications include lake beaches, sandfields for beach volleyball and kindergarten and playing field sandpits.
Sand cleaning machines are used all over the world to ensure the safety and happiness of beach-goers. By removing litter, unwanted seaweed, and other debris from the beach, municipalities and resorts are able to maintain their beaches with fewer invested hours.
In addition to their regular litter-removing uses, beach and sand cleaners have been used to clean up after natural disasters.
In Galveston, Texas, low oxygen levels in the water resulted in thousands of dead fish washing ashore. Raking sand cleaners were then used to remove the rotting fish off the beach before they released excessive toxins into the air, sand, and water.
The Olympic Games 2008 saw the first remote control Sandbonis for the beach volleyball fields in Beijing Chaoyang Park.
The cleanup after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill saw large applications of sand cleaners to the area. Similarly, the Rena oil spill in New Zealand also saw beach cleaners deployed in an effort to remove the affected sand.
Mavi Deniz’s professions are trained to respond and intervene to spills in sites with difficult access such as high cliffs and on the seabed.
Mavi Deniz has experience in cleaning the rivers to seas and has an periodical contract with the local governments and municipalties for the clean up of the beach, lagoon, lakes, marinas, port areas. Coast cleaning and remediation ( beaches, rocky shores and docks ).
Touristic areas also enjoy similar type of service that includes a periodical cleanup and preparedness to face an eventual pollution incident.