Garbage Patch and start cleaning plastics.
crucial step for the organization in verifying the system’s endurance and
performance in real life conditions.
a 600-meter-long U-shaped floating barrier with a three-meter skirt attached
below. It is designed to be propelled by wind and waves, allowing it to
passively catch and concentrate plastic debris in front of it.
system’s U-shape installation was carried out, and the system attained
sufficient speed through water, which means that it moved faster than the
plastic in order to capture it.
to reorient when wind and wave direction changed and attained effective span in
steady state, which is crucial for the system to capture and retain plastic.
damage was detected on the system by the end of the test, paving the way for
the system to resume its voyage to its final destination.
Maersk Launcher will now tow the System 001 further out into
the Pacific to begin the big cleanup.