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Sea-Cleaning Sailboat Revolutionize Waste Disposal

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Sea-Cleaning sailboat has been in the news recently. The boat is capable of cleaning a large amount of waste from the seas and oceans. Water pollution has been on the rise in the last decade. As the world has progressed towards rapid industrialization, the water bodies have suffered. Tons of industrial wastes have been dumped every day over the years. 

Most of these wastes are very much toxic in nature. The wastes included plastics, harmful chemicals, and oils. All these substances accumulated in the oceans pose a serious threat to the marine fauna. Several sea creatures had to bear the brunt. There have been a lot of reports about marine life dying because of water pollution. Oil spills are a frequent occurrence today. 

The oil creates a blanket over the surface of the sea. This does not allow the oxygen to pass through the water. As a result, animals die due to suffocation. Most governments are still at a loss to devise methods for fighting oil spills. Another major hazard is the mindless dumping of plastics into the water.

Plastics are nonrenewable and nonbiodegradable products. Unfortunately, most waste products consist of plastics. Sea animals mistake the material and consume it. This results in them choking on plastic and losing their lives. A recent incident has been reported where a dead body of a whale was found at a sea beach. On detailed inspection, it was found that the stomach of the whale was filled with plastic.

 Thus, all this pollution needs to be stopped. A lot of effort is being put into waste management methods. A revolutionary invention might just be the answer to all the problems. 

A huge sea-cleaning sailboat has been designed recently. This boat claims to have the capacity to clean tons of plastic wastes from the sea. Let us learn more about the sea cleaning sailboat in detail below.

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Sea-Cleaning Sailboat Designed By Renowned Sailor 

Sea-Cleaning Sailboat

Credits TheSeaCleaners.org

Yvan Bourgnon is a reputed sailor. He is well known for his expertise with yachts. Yvan has appeared in a number of races and has won them as well. However, he has now concentrated on making the seas less polluted. 

Yvan has designed a hybrid sea cleaning sailboat, “Manta”. It took years of hard work and determination for Yvan to come up with such a masterpiece. While appearing for an interview, Bourgnon stated that the idea crossed his mind on his sailing days. 

Yvan faced a lot of difficulties due to plastic contamination. He missed out on major championships after his yacht got stuck in plastics. Several other accounts of sailors getting stuck in plastics have also been recorded. 

Bourgnon’s quest for “Manta” started way back in 2016. He developed his lab and hired qualified researchers to design the sea-cleaning sailboat. It now seems perfectly ready to munch on hazardous plastics.

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Sea-Cleaning Sailboat: All You Need To Know About Manta

The sea-cleaning sailboat, Manta, is huge. It is 185foot long and can clean huge amounts of plastics. The vessel can operate at seventy-five percent of its capacity most of the time autonomously. An inbuilt laboratory also accompanies “Manta”. 

The sailboat is made up of steel. The steel has a lower content of carbon enabling the vessel to operate at optimum speeds. It has a couple of wind turbines that combine to produce a total of 500kw of energy. 

The sea-cleaning sailboat has immense capabilities. However, Yvan does not want it to operate in deep-sea waters. The sea-cleaning sailboat will instead start with the river banks.

Image Featured: TheSeaCleaners.org




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