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Ship returns from Great Pacific Garbage Patch with 67 tons of plastic trash

TODD YAMASHITA / OCEAN VOYAGES INSTITUTE
                                Deckhand Ieie Teibitoa guides the large hook used for the cargo ship KWAI’s crane to collect marine trash during the Ocean Voyages Institute’s voyage at sea to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The vessel has several hooks to pull ghost nets and plastic debris from the ocean.
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TODD YAMASHITA / OCEAN VOYAGES INSTITUTE

Deckhand Ieie Teibitoa guides the large hook used for the cargo ship KWAI’s crane to collect marine trash during the Ocean Voyages Institute’s voyage at sea to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The vessel has several hooks to pull ghost nets and plastic debris from the ocean.