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Testing Out Ocean Cleanup

Ocean Cleanup device in Great Pacific Garbage Patch breaks, will be towed back to port
A 60-foot chunk of the Ocean Cleanup device in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch has broken off.
The system was towed out to sea from its building berth on San Francisco Bay on Sept. 8, 2018, and was first deployed about 240 nautical miles offshore where it was tested for two weeks. It was then towed to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch nearly 1,400 miles off the West Coast, about halfway between California and Hawaii.