Dear Friends, no doubt you would be very pleased that The Kaptan June Sea Turtle Foundation has supplied and fitted a propeller guard to six Dalyan boats and one to Göcek. It has been not easy to persuade a number of Kaptans to install propeller guards. They are saving turtles from injury and we are anticipating that more and more caring Kaptans will follow this trend.
Just to remind our Kaptan June Sea Turtle Conservation Foundation gives free charge and fits them to the boats without payment, too. Many thanks to Abidin Kurt who gave his time and good-will to this positive event. Boats equipped with a propeller guard can be recognised by signs on their boats saying ‘ Kaplumbaga Dostu Teknesi-Turtle friendly boat’. Stan Allett, a valued volunteer from the UK, shows the propeller guard now mounted suitably demonstrating its protective qualities around a propeller. This is now on show at the beach hut and enables visitors to see exactly how the guard works. The turtles can look forward to a safer future on our waterways.
Many thanks to Stan for his ingenuity in constructing this model.