State-of-art marina trash skimmer installed in Kewalo Harbor

A state-of-the-art marina trash skimmer was shown to the news media Tuesday morning in Kewalo Harbor.

The trash skimmer, which utilizes sustainable technology to remove plastics, oil, marine debris and trash, helps preserved the health of the marine environment while creating better working conditions for users and tenants in the harbor.

The skimmer will also provide long-term benefits for the marine wildlife and environment of surrounding waterways.

Harbor owner spokesman Todd Apo said “the new tech in the harbor helps collect some of that debris, and we take it out once or twice a day, depending on how much is being collected.”

Apo said the trash skimmer was already in use on Friday and “we’ve been able to see a lot of improvement in this area.”

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