In-water recovery vessels are searching for oil that can be safely recovered via skimming. Five such vessels have been mobilized, and they have recovered more than 51,000 gallons of an oily-water mixture.
Late in 2014, Dutchman Boyan Slat completed what was said to be the largest crowd-funded campaign in history, generating over two million dollars in 100 days for his non-profit startup, The Ocean Cleanup.
Not since the 1960s has pollution of our waterways made such headlines. From Chesapeake Bay to the Pacific Northwest, summer toxic blue-green algae blooms have been shutting down recreation areas and constitute another barrier to new boaters joining our ranks.