The new 70-meter eco-yacht Ocean Saviour will be able to collect up to 5 tons of plastic from the world ocean every day and recycle it into fuel. The project was presented at a boat show in Southampton.
A $52 million catamaran Ocean Saviour will clean the ocean from plastic every day. On board the ship, the waste will be recycled and replenish the fuel supply. This mechanism involves minimal air pollution.
The developer company was inspired by the BBC film "Blue Planet" to start the eco-yacht project. The founder of TheYachtMarket and co-founder of the project Richard Roberts after watching the film decided to do something practical to save the ocean. Every year the world ocean gets more than 8 million plastic.
"The combine harvester of the seas", so was called the yacht in the presentation of the new vessel, is equipped with two 70-meter curved rods on both sides and funnels that will tighten the plastic on the conveyor. The authors of the Ocean Saviour are confident that the eco-yacht will make an ecological revolution.