After Successful Trials, Maersk Launcher Towing First Ocean Cleanup System to Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The world's first large-scale ocean cleanup system is now headed to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch after successfully completing sea trials off the coast California. The Ocean Cleanup Project announced Wednesday that its System 001, which departed San Francisco on Sept. 8, is now back in towing configuration and is on its way to the Garbage Patch. The system is being towed … [Read more...]

First Ocean Plastics Cleanup System Launched from San Francisco

The world's first large-scale ocean cleanup system was launched from San Francisco over the weekend to a location offshore California where it will undergo testing before its deployment to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. If all goes according to plan, the system, developed by the Dutch non-profit The Ocean Cleanup, will be the first of approximately 60 systems focused on … [Read more...]

Maersk Supply Service AHTS Selected to Deploy World’s First Large-Scale Ocean Plastic Cleanup System

Maersk Supply Service has signed on to support The Ocean Cleanup, the Dutch non-profit that is developing technology to clean the ocean of plastic waste. For their role in the project, Maersk Supply Service will provide its AHTS, Maersk Launcher, to deploy and support the first cleanup system, known as Cleanup System 001, in the North Pacific. This will mark the start of the … [Read more...]