The Ocean Cleanup unveiled their river clean-up device, Interceptor™ in October 2019. The Ocean Cleanup™ was a Global Maritime customer at an early stage of the development and were tasked to provide mooring system consultancy for the Interceptor™. The Interceptor™ is in effect a catamaran which houses a barge between its hulls into which debris from the river is collected, necessitating that both vessels were included in the hydrodynamic and mooring analyses. At the time of writing the Interceptor ™ has been deployed in Jakarta, Indonesia and Selangor Malaysia, and Interceptor™ 004 is heading for Dominican Republic; where they are a capable of extract up to 50,000kg per day.
Figure 1: Interceptor: how it works (The Ocean Cleanup©)
Figure 2: Interceptor002 Installed in Malaysia (The Ocean Cleanup©)