- Today the official act of raising the Blue Flag was held in the port facilities
447 moorings of up to 35 metres in slain, electricity services, water and toilets, wireless internet and any type of provisioning that boaters may need. These are some of the services offered by the Marina of Estepona, under the premise of quality service and sustainability. Values that have been recognized with the Blue Flag badge, which has been officially raised today in the port area.
An act that has been taking place consecutively for a long time 24 Years. The Blue Flag is an emblem recognized by millions of users of Spanish ports. More than 2.000 municipalities of 45 different countries, in the 5 Continents. In addition, to recognize the quality of the facilities, the services and security that the marina offers, this badge also rewards environmental management. To receive the Blue Flag the marina must have an environmental policy and an environmental action plan for waste management as well as carry out environmental education activities for and with the citizens.
The CEO of the Mediterranean Marinas Group attended the raising of the flag, Daniel Martin, the managing director of the Mediterranean Marinas Group, Manuel Raigón, the head of the Customer Service department of the port, Monica Martinez, as well as other colleagues who are part of the staff and representatives of Salvamento Marítimo that is based in the Marina of Estepona.
The managing director of the marinas managed by the Mediterranean Marines Group, Manuel Raigón, has thanked the assistance of all the people who were in the place and stressed that the Blue Flag "is a very important badge for our port because it accredits the effort we made to comply with the criteria of legality, Accessibility, health, environmental education, cleanliness and safety". In addition, Ryelon has added that, again, "the Marina is in tune with the optimal management and fine-tuning that is done in the summer of the beaches of our municipality".
For his part, Daniel Martin, CEO of the Marine Group of the Mediterranean has highlighted that the requirements to get the Blue Flag "are increasingly demanding and this goes in parallel to the philosophy of our company because every year we try to overcome and 24 years getting the badge prove it". Also, Martin also wanted to congratulate "the Director of Operations of the Mediterranean Marinas Group, Alejandro Suanes, that coordinates all the technical aspects for obtaining the flag and the rest of the port equipment, for being the ones who land in the day to day the measures and requirements that the Blue Flag entails".
An award that also serves as recognition to the staff of the Marina of Estepona and that has wanted to recognize Raigón: "Everyone is doing a great job to get the best result.. From customer service, to the care and maintenance of customers' boats, as well as facilities and security. They form an extraordinary team..
precisely, related to the environment the Marina of Estepona performs this Saturday 12 June a garbage collection activity in Playa del Cristo and surroundings, within the framework of the Marina Day and within the annual mobilization against the 'Garbage' of the Libera 1m2 Project by the Beaches and the Seas. Those interested in participating will have to go to the 10:30 hours to the Port Control Tower to receive the necessary material to carry out the garbage collection.
The recognition of the Blue Flag is granted by the European Foundation for Environmental Education (Fee) and the Association of Environmental and Consumer Education (Adeac) for more than 30 years in recognition of environmental quality and are awarded after a thorough analysis by ADEAC technicians on safety conditions in the facilities, environmental and water quality, sustainable management, the services offered to the user, social integration, as well as the informative and formative work of each port.