On September 7th, Ocean Cleanup launched its System 001 from the Seaplane Lagoon at Alameda Point into San Francisco Bay. ON September 8th, the system began its 3 to 5-day voyage heading 250-350 nautical miles offshore to the Pacific Trials area. After the trials are completed, System 001 will be towed approximately 1000 nautical miles to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, at an average tow speed of 2-4 knots taking two to three weeks.
This effort began in taking shape earlier this year when Ocean Clean Up signed a lease to assemble System 001 at Alameda point.
The progress of the system can be followed at:
Information on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch at NOAA's website:
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