The vessel is designed for the recovery of green algae close to the coast in shallow draft areas.
It can also collect other types of vegetation such as sargassum and solid waste.
Description of the collection
A first row of mats lifts the algae above the deck at the bow of the vessel. These three belts are equipped with wheels at the lower ends to automatically adjust to the water level. These belts are driven by a kinematic system with two linear cylinders to raise the belts during navigation. Two transverse belts bring back to the center the seaweed collected by the bow belts located at the port and starboard ends. A last belt transports the seaweed above the dumping area (big bag).
A multifunctional barge
In addition to waste/algae recovery, the vessel has other functions:
- Port Service
- Fire Fighting
- Cleaning of the docks
- Tying up