Our captains were trying to set the anchor at night. The anchor wouldn’t grab. The captains pulled the anchor up to investigate the problem.
Bags. Plastic bags–1,000s of them sitting on the floor of the ocean. The anchor was full of them.
And so they cleaned it off, and tried again. And again, the same result. Finally after a handful of attempts the hook held.
This is what the plastic lobby is protecting.
Read the full story – Ban the Bag – on the 5 Gyres website.