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Trackers haul in 40 tons of marine debris from Great Pacific Garbage Patch

  • COURTESY OCEAN VOYAGING INSTITUTE

    The Ocean Voyaging Institute used satellite trackers to locate and remove some 40 tons of nets and marine debris from the Pacific Ocean. Here, they hauled the nets out of the cargo ship Kwai to be transported to HPOWER as part of the nets-to-energy program.

  • NINA WU / NWU@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Crew member Anika Albrecht with one of the satellite trackers that helped locate marine debris in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch that the Ocean Voyages Institute hauled back to shore.

  • NINA WU / NWU@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The sailing cargo ship Kwai.

The sailing cargo ship Kwai pulled into Kewalo Basin on Tuesday morning with quite a haul — approximately 40 tons of marine debris collected from the Pacific Ocean. Read more

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