Sir Ben Ainslie’s Landrover BAR team has entered into a new partnership to help clear rubbish in the sea.
Land Rover BAR is working with Seabin Pty to help tackle the problem. The Seabin is a new technology for control and management of the pollution and marine debris that accumulates in marina waters.
The first production Seabin will be installed in Portsmouth this summer next to protected cages of adult oysters recently installed on pontoons at the team base.
This is part of a scientific study with a number of parties to increase the oyster population and try to re-build this fragile eco system in the Solent
Seabin is located in the water of marinas and collects all the floating rubbish, debris, oil, detergent and fuel around it.
It works by creating a constant flow of water into the Seabin by use of a shore-based water pump.
The pump sucks water and rubbish into the Seabin and catches the debris in a bag.
The sea water then passes through the catch bag, out the bottom of the Seabin and up into the pump on the dock, returning to the marina after passing through an oil/water separator.
Land Rover BAR is committed to reducing its environmental impact, as team principal and skipper Sir Ben explained: ‘We are in a really unique position to raise awareness and accelerate the adoption of solutions to combat our reliance on unsustainable resources.
‘We are committed to reducing our own environmental footprint and working with our partners to identify new innovative solutions to deliver further positive change, and to communicate this widely.
‘We look forward to seeing the positive effects of the Seabin once installed in Portsmouth this summer.’
Go to seabinproject.com.