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post #24 of Old 02-04-2019
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Re: Drifting with the current.

"Results were not as good as expected,"
IIRC the boom broke, the collection was insignificant, and the tug was going to tow the whole thing to Hawaii for...well, let's say disposal if they don't find a way to massively change it. It wasn't up to the basic structural needs to stay in one piece at sea.
I'd call it a massive fail, but even that is a success since it proves "We need a bigger hammer". I'm not sure if the entire concept falls under the heading of "magical thinking" or if it ever could work. Considering the massive amounts of plastic and damage from it found even in places like Wake Island, I wish the guy luck but I don't see the odds.
Maersk wins either way. GREAT PR for a "dirty" industry trying to clean up, and I'm sure 100% tax deductible as either a donation of services, or a marketing expense.
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