The Environment

All SEAFLEX moorings meet international standards for environmental protection. The moorings are made from the highest quality stainless steel or titanium, to offer the best protection against corrosion.

One of the core values within Seaflex is striving to minimize our environmental impact. It is well known that some of the traditional mooring methods can damage the underwater flora and fauna. One example are chain-moored boats that are allowed to drift and the chain scours the seabed, which can create what is known as dead spots, killing all vegetation around it.

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has released a report stating that mooring related damage to coral reefs is a major problem in many developing areas around the world. This is mainly caused by individual boats carrying tourists mooring close to the reefs by dropping an anchor attached to chain, destroying the surrounding reefs.

Since the SEAFLEX mooring system is under constant tension, it does not sway and touch the seabed at all. Furthermore, SEAFLEX does not release other pollutants into marine ecosystems, which also helps limit any impact on the surroundings. This makes SEAFLEX particularly well-suited for use with mooring pontoons and buoys in sensitive areas, such as those near coral reefs, areas of marine flora and historic sites. If you are thinking about mooring your application in an area where the seabed or surrounding environment needs to maintain protected and untouched, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

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