Krilo Jesenice is a place known for its long tradition of shipbuilding, passenger transport and tourist cruises by boat. Unfortunately, it is also a port where there is undoubtedly a large amount of waste in the sea. Photo: Photo gallery Green Sail The action, which began in the afternoon, was carried out in collaboration with Underwater Activities Association (UPA) Rostrum, an American organization Travel Matters Foundation i Hotel Krilo, and as part of the action from the sea removed 32 cubic meters of waste, which is the largest amount of waste removed from the sea so far in the cleaning action in Krilo Jesenice. Support and assistance in the action was also provided by the Split Public Fire Brigade, the Mornar Underwater Research Club from Split, the ImpactTrip organization and the Calypso diving club from Omis. The LIDL retail chain also made a great contribution to the realization of this underwater cleaning campaign by providing groceries for all tireless volunteers and the Peovica utility service, which supported all volunteers in the fast and efficient implementation of the campaign by providing a suitable container for proper disposal of large amounts of waste. But it is important that everyone wants the development of tourism, so they have a local tourist community, and the net others have to clean their yard. The local population was informed about the action, through posters, various local Facebook groups, and the City and the Tourist Board were informed. “Unfortunately, what was lacking in this last action was the administratively active support of the local community on the ground. Since only three local residents responded to this action, it is clear that the response of the local community was not equal to the selfless response of many divers and other volunteers. Given that such actions are not only intended to clean the sea of waste, but also to develop local awareness of the importance of preserving the sea and marine environment, we hope that this action and the great contribution of all participants will motivate the same local population to engage in similar future activities because such actions are beneficial precisely to their community”Conclude the Green Sail organization. Thus, about 40 people, foreigners in the context of people outside Krilo Jasenice as well as foreign citizens / volunteers, cleaned the seabed in Krilo Jasenice, and only three people from the local community joined the action. But the absurdity of the whole story is that only three citizens of Krilo Jasenica joined the action of cleaning the seabed By the way, two underwater cleaning actions were previously carried out in the same place, which was also initiated by the Green Sail organization and which also, with the help of divers and other volunteers, achieved a great effect after a few hours. I am free to draw a parallel with another absurdity, and that is the discharge of sewage into the sea. And we live and want to do tourism, while on the other hand we literally drop shit into the sea. And not as an isolated case or the result of an accident, but systematically for decades. Unreal and unimaginable, but still possible in Lijepa naša. And that is why our state and tourism are where it is. It’s up to the people. They live from tourism and the sea, but they do not respect it, in fact, it is a shame that someone from outside has to organize an action of cleaning the seabed in one such place. It is interesting that Krilo Jasenica has the largest tourist fleet on the Adriatic with a long tourist tradition. Thus, with about 180 small cruisers, they hold as much as 75 percent of the total national fleet. According to media reports, about 70 families employ 2.000 people during the season, thanks to their cruise fleet. And certainly a hat to the floor for his success, but it is unfortunate that people from the sea, the same sea do not respect and protect. That feeling when you look around you, you’ve done a great job, and no one appreciates that from the local community. It’s not that you need a reward or recognition, but you ask what’s the point of spending your time and money cleaning the seabed in an environment that doesn’t appreciate it, in fact, as if deliberately turning its head and throwing garbage in the same seabed. After all, the garbage did not fall from the sky nor was it brought by the sea current (the car tire certainly did not come from another country), it is no secret that the garbage under the sea is largely the result of the negligence of the local community. That’s why Green Sail, organization that encourages sustainable development of nautical tourism in Croatia in cooperation with numerous marinas and charters, organized on Monday 9.9.2019. the third action of cleaning the seabed in The wing of Jesenice.