With System 002 we developed a new extraction method, facilitated by the presence of the vessels. When the retention zone is full, both ends of the system are attached to a single vessel and rotated to allow for the back of the retention zone to be accessed by the extraction vessel. A buoy at the end of the retention zone is connected to the extraction vessel, activating a choke to close off the retention zone opening, allowing the retention zone to be rolled onto the ship deck.
The extraction vessel is equipped with a crane to lift the retention zone while on deck, emptying the extracted plastic onto the deck. Once the plastic is emptied and stored, the retention zone is re-secured and placed into the water to return to cleaning.