On 22 July 2016 a dhow vessel travelling from India to Sharjah carrying 800 tons of cargo including foodstuff, plastics and engine oil sank off the coast of Oman near Masirah Island. The crew of 17 was rescued by Omani fishermen but the cargo of the stricken ship ended up on the beaches of the ecological sensitive island where logger head turtles nest and other marine life flourishes. Over 60 kilometers of beach were affected.
OIG participated in the sponsorship and support of the clean-up which was organized by the environmental society of Oman under the supervision of MECA (Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs). MECA has praised the efforts of volunteers in cleaning Masirah Island, one of the largest turtle sanctuaries in the world.