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Divers relieve coral reefs of hard waste off Kuwaiti shores

KUWAIT, June 22 (KUNA) -- Teams of Kuwait Diving Club and the Kuwait Olympic Committee on Saturday cleaned the coral reefs around Umm Al-Maradem island.
Up to 50 divers took part in the operation, aimed at enhancing environmental awareness and affirming the national responsibility to preserve the marine environment, said Talal Al-Serhan, the club chair in remarks to KUNA.
The divers, assisted by peers from the Coast Guards and the Ministry of Interior, removed plastic and metallic litter.
Al-Serhan noted that the activity coincided with the International Olympic Day, marked by athletes and associations worldwide with diverse communities' actions. (end) sad.rk