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Strand Marine and eNGO Żibel partner up to launch the Seabin Project

Strand Marine and eNGO Żibel have partnered up to bring the award winning Seabin to Malta in their efforts to provide a holistic solution to combat marine waste and the hazards that such waste pose to marine eco systems. The Seabin is a floating debris interception device and a revolution in ocean cleaning technology, It helps create cleaner oceans with healthier marine life. It is designed to be installed in the water of marinas, yacht clubs, ports and any water body with a calm environment. Acting as the Maltese Distributors for the Seabin, Strand Marine and Żibel have installed the first device at the Marina di Valletta, which was launched this morning in the presence of the Hon. Dr. Jose A. Herrera, Minister for the Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change. Since its installation a week ago, the Seabin collected over 9 kilogrammes of waste. “This partnership, a continuation of past collaboration between our two entities provides the perfect mix to implement the Seabin project locally. We intend to not only focus on product installation, but attempt to tackle the issue of ocean waste holistically by using the Seabin project as vehicle to spearhead educational attempts and raise awareness” said Matthew Travers Tauss, Director, Strand Marine “ At Strand Marine we have always understood the importance of keeping our marine environment healthy and this has always been very much our company’s concern. The Seabin Project is something that we have been following from the start and we look forward to seeing this project evolve and grow. ” “Today’s Seabin launch builds on the body of work  #Zibel and Strand Marine have been building over the past year and a half. For us, Seabin is not only a debris collection device but an education resource. This new device allows us to expand our data collection, content generation and provide us with first hand samples of the debris found in our waters. Another crucial part of Seabin in Malta is the social element, and so we are excited to be launching a local crowdfunding project to encourage the general public to fund Seabins in their areas. The fund pushes participation at a community level which we hope will entice industry to follow and support.” – Andrew Schembri, Co-Founder, Żibel. WHAT IS THE SEABIN The V5 Seabin unit is a floating debris interception device designed to be installed in the water of marinas, yacht clubs, ports and any water body with a calm environment and services available. WHAT CAN THE SEABIN CATCH? The Seabin can catch an estimated 1.5 kg of floating debris per day (depending on weather and debris volumes) including micro plastics down to 2 mm small, that equates to roughly ½ ton per year per Seabin. HOW DOES IT WORK? The Seabin moves up and down with the range of tide collecting all floating rubbish. Water is sucked in from the surface and passes through a catch bag inside the Seabin, with a submersible water pump capable of displacing 25.000 liter per hour, plugged directly into a 220V outlet. The water is then pumped back into the marina leaving litter and debris trapped in the catch bag to be disposed of properly. WHERE TO PLACE IT The Seabin is installed in a specific “Debris problem area” in the marina on a floating dock. This strategic positioning enables the wind and the currents to push the debris directly to the Seabin. NOTES FOR EDITORS | SEABIN PROJECT - FACT SHEET Seabin can catch 500kgs of waste per year Running costs less than 1 Euro/day Most Caught Items 29% cigarette butts 28% plastic pieces 26% food wrappers 5% foam pieces 4% bottle caps 2% straws/stirrers 1% cans 1% bags To learn more about the Seabin project please email the team on


Nuova Jolly Prince 38

The Nuova Jolly Prince 38 is the latest NJ model to join the Strand Rib Charter Fleet and is now available for charter. ...

Mastervolt Battery

Mastervolt Launches the new MLI-E Lithium Ion Battery

A Compact Power Source Ideal For Mobile Applications Aimed to bridge the gap between Mastervolt’s most compact Li-Ion battery, the MLS series, and its high-capacity sister, the MLI Ultra, the new MLI-E is a fast-charging mid-size battery offering long life and deep-cycle discharge in a compact waterproof case. Mastervolt, the Dutch-based pioneer of off-grid power systems, is pleased to announce the arrival of the first of the new MLI-E series of Lithium Ion batteries, the MLI-E 12/1200, a 12-Volt battery offering 1200 Watt-hours of energy (90 Amp-hours). By using the very safe Lithium Iron Phosphate chemistry, the MLI-E saves up to 70% in space and weight, recharges in less than an hour and can discharge 80% of its capacity up to 5,000 times without damage, a lifespan that is ten times longer than an equivalent lead acid battery. This makes it ideal for mobile applications, and for powering small electric motors for propulsion. Advanced management A battery management system is incorporated into the casing. This BMS manages each cell independently protecting it from excessive discharge, overcharging and overheating. The electronics also ensure that each cell is charged in the optimum way, allowing for a very fast recharge time, ideal for mobile applications. With no need to wire in an additional safety relay, the MLI-E series makes an easy to install, and straight swap for a conventional lead acid battery bank. Precision monitoring As another benefit to electric propulsion, where range is crucial, the MLI-E also offers integrated battery monitoring. Sensors relay details about the general status of the battery, including the state of charge and time remaining. The battery has CAN communication which allows the MLI-E to seamlessly integrate with Mastervolt products or other electrical components within an electrical system. The optional EasyView 5 display will delivers all readouts via its customizable touchscreen. Hands-on Monitoring is also possible via Bluetooth, and by LED indicators set into the battery itself, which inform the user about the state of charge. Long lasting power in a small package Enclosed within a waterproof case that is both compact and practical, with large fold down carry handles, this is a high performance battery based on proven technology. Equivalent in size to the popular mobile lead acid service batteries, it can recharge within an hour, and offers a deep-cycle delivery ideally suited to applications requiring long life and automatic monitoring and management. Key Features: Compact, practical size similar to the LN5 – Group 49, H8 standard. Very long lifespan with high efficiency. Fully rechargeable within one hour. Straightforward replacement for most existing lead-acid batteries. Integrated monitoring for reliable battery status information. Quick installation and commissioning. No maintenance needed. Monitoring via a Bluetooth app. CANbus communication for automated and intelligent energy system integration. Safe and proven Lithium Ion chemistry (LiFePO4). Technical Specifications: Model: MLI-E 12/1200 Size: 353 x 175 x 190 mm (13.9 x 6.9 x 7.5 in) Weight: 12.5 kg (27.6 lb) Nominal voltage: 12 V No load voltage: 13.2 V Nominal capacity: 90 Ah Nominal energy capacity: 1200 Wh Max charge current: 90 A Continuous discharge current: 200 A Peak discharge current: 350 A for 30 secs Cycle life: up to 5,000 cycles Terminals: Automotive or M8 hexagon Communication: CAN, Bluetooth, LED indicators, Compatible with: MasterBus and CZone via EasyView 5 Protection degree: IP65 Safety protection: Over voltage, under voltage, over temperature Parallel connection: Unlimited Included: 2 x automotive battery pole, 2 x M8 bolt, hex tool, manual on USB


Suzuki DF350A

At 350 Horsepower, this V6 4-stroke is the largest most powerful outboard Suzuki has built to date. In development for more than three years, it represents a significant milestone in both engineering and design.