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WPBF Covers 4ocean's OPR Vessel Launch

by 4Ocean Team November 16, 2018

WPBF Covers 4ocean's OPR Vessel Launch

WPBF News (ABC 25) joined 4ocean on Thursday, November 15 to capture the exciting launch of its new Ocean Plastic Recovery Vessel

The 4ocean OPR Vessel contains an excavator barge, marsh excavator, fast landing craft and collection booms. The collection booms can be laid out in a petal fashion to reach a larger coverage area while having access to the beach. The design will bring the floating debris including plastic and trash to the beach for collection by the 4ocean team. The marsh excavator is a custom-built combination of a long reach excavator and a set of swamp tracks to work on soft soil in order to remove and separate plastics from mud.

River mouths are oftentimes in under-developed low-income areas.Therefore, the logistics of trying to maneuver large equipment complicates the cleanup process.  Small panga vessels can clean-up plastic and bring it to recycling facilities. These pangas can hold four to five supersacks carrying 1,500 pounds while the larger Ocean Plastic Recover Vessel can bring in 310,000 pounds in one trip alone.



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