This service aims to reduce floating (sea surface) marine litter and trash, Floating Marine litter collection operations worldwide with our trash skimmer boats and anti-pollution vessels. With the sea Surface cleaning operations, marine debris on the sea surface will be decreased.
Marine debris, also known as marine litter, is human-created waste deliberately or accidentally released into a lake, sea, ocean, or waterway. Floating marine debris tends to accumulate at the center of gyres and on coastlines, frequently washing aground, known as beach litter or tidewrack. Deliberate disposal of wastes at sea is called ocean dumping. Naturally occurring debris, such as driftwood, are also present.
With the increasing use of plastic, human influence has become an issue as many plastics do not biodegrade. Waterborne plastic poses a serious threat to fish, seabirds, marine reptiles, and marine mammals, as well as to boats and coasts. Dumping, container spillages, litter washed into storm drains, waterways, and wind-blown landfill waste contribute to this problem.
Aspects of Marine Pollution estimated that up to 80% of the pollution was land-based. A wide variety of anthropogenic artifacts can become marine debris; plastic bags, balloons, buoys, rope, medical waste, glass bottles and plastic bottles, cigarette lighters, beverage cans, polystyrene, lost fishing line and nets, and various debris from cruise ships and oil rigs are among the items commonly found to have washed ashore. Six-pack rings, in particular, are considered emblematic of the problem.
Marine Mucilage, Sea Snot, or Sea Saliva Problem
Marine mucilage, sea snot, or sea saliva is a collection of mucus-like organic matter found in the sea. The creamy, gelatinous substance is generally not harmful but can attract viruses and bacteria, including E. coli, and it can become a blanket that suffocates the marine life below. It is frequently seen in the Mediterranean Sea and oceans.
Ghost Nets Problem
Fishing nets left or lost in the ocean by fishermen – ghost nets – can entangle fish, dolphins, sea turtles, sharks, dugongs, crocodiles, seabirds, crabs, and other creatures. These nets restrict movement, causing starvation, laceration, infection, and suffocation in animals that breathe air.
8.8 million metric tons of plastic waste are dumped in the world’s oceans each year. Asia was the leading source of mismanaged plastic waste.
Techniques for collecting and removing marine (or riverine) debris include the Sea Cleaning Vessel use. Devices such as these can be used where floating debris presents a danger to navigation.
Once debris becomes “beach litter,” collection by hand and specialized beach-cleaning machines are used to gather the trash.
Elsewhere, “trash traps” are installed on small rivers to capture waterborne debris before reaching the sea.
Algae & Algal Blooms Problem
Algae is an informal term for a large, diverse group of eukaryotic organisms that are not necessarily closely related and are thus polyphyletic. Included organisms range from unicellular genera, such as Chlorella and the diatoms, to multicellular forms. One of them is the giant kelp, a large brown alga that may grow up to 50 meters in length. Most are aquatic and autotrophic and lack many distinct cell and tissue types, such as stomata, xylem, and phloem, found in land plants. The largest and most complex marine algae are called seaweeds. In contrast, the most complex freshwater forms are the Charophyta, a division of green algae that includes, for example, Spirogyra and the stoneworts.
Since ‘algae’ is a broad term including organisms of widely varying sizes, growth rates, and nutrient requirements, there is no officially recognized threshold level of what is defined as a bloom. For some species, algae can be considered blooming at concentrations reaching millions of cells per milliliter, while others form blooms of tens of thousands of cells per liter. The photosynthetic pigments in the algal cells determine the algal bloom’s color and are often greenish. Still, they can also be a wide variety of other colors such as yellow, brown, or red, depending on the algae species and the type of pigments contained therein.
What We Can Do About Marine Debris and litter
We operate or hire marine debris cleanup boats for municipalities to collect debris on the surface of the sea, lakes, or rivers.
We design and hire our Sea Cleaning Vessel for municipalities to collect and recover marine debris, algae blooming in coastal seas, freshwater lakes, rivers, or beaches.