New seabin installed in marina

  • Trash can: the seabin

    Trash can: the seabin

A device to catch marine trash has been installed in Hamilton Harbour as part of the expanding Seabin Project.

The V5 Hybrid Seabin is now in place at the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club.

Seabins are floating devices that take in ocean water, filter it through a catch bag and collect litter and debris in the process.

The devices are designed for marinas, docks, yacht clubs and commercial ports. The seabin at the RHADC, sponsored by Butterfield, is the second to be installed on the island after one was placed at the Hamilton Princess and Beach Club in May.

Pete Ceglinski, CEO and co-founder of the Seabin Project said: “We are pleased to be back in Bermuda to install a second Seabin in Hamilton Harbour.

“The team at the Dinghy Club has been enthusiastic about the technology and wonderful to work with.

“Having Butterfield as a Global Pilot Partner has allowed us to introduce Seabin technology and educational programmes to a wider audience. It’s a great partnership.”

Allen Walker, general manager of RHADC, said: “We’ve known about the seabin and taken an interest in the project for quite some time, and it’s wonderful to be among the first yacht clubs in the world to receive this innovative, ocean-cleaning technology.

“Being at the east end of the harbour, a lot of debris does collect among the slips at RHADC.

“The seabin will assist us in maintaining a clean marine environment around the club, and importantly, will help us bring visibility to this important technology and the problem of ocean litter among our members, guests and the hundreds of children who participate in our sailing programmes each year.”

Butterfield also supports the project internationally, funding seabins at the Cayman Islands Yacht Club and the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Club.

Michael Neff, group head of wealth management at Butterfield, said: “As a company with operations in many island nations, we understand how closely tied the wellbeing of the economies and the people of our communities is to the ocean.

“The fortunes of our tourism products, our fisheries, and the quality of daily life for all of us depends on the health of the waters that surround us.”

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Published Oct 31, 2017 at 8:00 am (Updated Oct 31, 2017 at 6:27 am)

New seabin installed in marina

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