Bulk waste and Debris Collection
The Scavenger vessels feature a retractable trash basket (transfer hopper) made of stainless steel, which is mounted on the front of the vessel. This trash basket picks up debris floating on the surface of the water, up to a depth of 2 1/2 feet. The basket’s design, which resembles a comb or grate, is engineered to virtually eliminate any water turbulence during the “vacuum/suction” operation. The trash basket (transfer hopper) has a maximum load capacity of approximately 2,500 pounds.
The trash basket (transfer hopper) has a capacity of 0.25 cubic meters per load or lift. It is emptied into a containment bin by means of a hydraulic system, which is operated from the cabin.The containment bin has a holding capacity of 7 cubic meters. Continuous debris collection is ensured by a secondary grill that is automatically activated to keep rubbish from entering channel while the basket is being emptied into the trash bin. Water is funneled into the bow through a vacuum effect. The vessel never has to run after debris.
Please see above diagram for the Trash basket and Trash Bin.