THERE’S A SHARK IN THE WATER….But no need to freak!
WasteShark is manufactured by RanMarine technology, it’s an autonomous vehicle capable of collecting 1,100lbs of plastic and floating rubbish and is being gradually deployed in Dubai waters to collect waste – genius!
The water shark can last 16 hours of clean up duty on one charge and might just be the answer to many city’s water waste problems.
Last year, Dubai Municipality announced the waste shark will eventually be used in Dubai Creek, Al Jaddaf Creek, Dubai Water Canal and Business Bay Canal.
The waste shark in action
The vehicle can pick up trash up to one foot below the surface
It’s tracked by a GPS signal, navigated with remote control, uses an avoidance system to avoid crashes, and most importantly, does not harm any aquatic animals or eco-systems.
WasteShark by Ran Marine technology can
Collect waste for 16 hours daily
Collect plastics, micro-plastics, alien vegetation (e.g. duckweed), floating debris
Is capable of operating in tight spaces, trafficked water
Can carry 200 litres of waste