On 16 September, World Cleanup Day, Damen Shipyards presented a first glimpse of its River Scooper. The vessel is designed to collect plastic waset from rivers. Plastic pollution is a major threat to earth’s environment. Damen, in collaboration with partners...
Rivers and waterways are not the only place where waste accumulates. Marinas can also form a hotspot for litter. That is why for the marina of Terschelling, Allseas developed the Catchy Mini. The system is based on Allseas’ existing Catchy systems, but scaled...
Allseas’ latest waste collection system Catchy 2 accumulates plastics and other trash from the Nieuwe Maas River before it flows out into the North Sea. Located under Rotterdam’s Erasmus Bridge, the system operates 24/7, collecting both floating and submerged waste....
X-Press Feeders, operators of the fire-stricken container ship X-Press Pearl, report that all cargo debris outside the wreck’s 1000-metre safety zone has been recovered from water depths over 10 metres, including the final two nurdle containers. Operations for...
Risks associated with the transport of chemicals and plastics in ever-larger container ships need to be addressed, say the authors of a public study into the X-Press Pearl incident. The container ship suffered a fire and partially sank, which resulted in toxic...
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