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15th April 2020 - News Articles

SeaBins installed to help maintain a clean Port and healthy marine life

Three SeaBins have been installed in the Marina; a new revolution in ocean cleaning technology which traps litter and debris to prevent it from being released into the sea.

The Port has a strong commitment to protect the marine environment and the SeaBins will assist the Marina team to maintain the overall cleanliness of the waters for the benefit of our customers and the local environment.

Liz Fagg, Environmental Manager at the Port of Dover said:

“Environmental sustainability is fundamental to the Port’s day to day operations and we are always committed to delivering new initiatives that ensure our special marine environment is healthy and protected. The Port is ready to service future generations and the SeaBins are an excellent example of how we continue to use the latest tools to maintain high environmental standards.”

Each SeaBin can catch an estimated 3.9 kg of floating debris per day or 1.4 tons per year (depending on weather and debris volumes) including micro plastics down to 2 mm small.

The unit is designed for the water of marinas, yacht clubs, ports and any water body with a calm environment. Water is sucked in from the surface and passes through a catch bag inside the SeaBin, with a submersible water pump capable of displacing 25,000 lph (litres per hour). The clean water is then pumped back into the sea leaving litter and debris trapped in the catch bag ready for emptying.

The SeaBins have been designed as part of a project set up by surfers and former boat-builders, Andrew Turton and Pete Ceglinski. The pair launched the initiative in 2015 with the ultimate goal of  “having pollution-free oceans for our future generations”.


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