The tech keeping Plastiki afloat: photos

The tech keeping Plastiki afloat: photos

Summary: ZDNet Australia brings you the tech below deck on the epic Plastiki voyage.


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  • (Credit: Plastiki/HP)

    No land in sight for miles, but the crew stayed updated with every kilometre it covered. One of the crew members even stayed in touch with his wife via Skype as she gave birth.

  • (Credit: Luke Hopewell/ZDNet Australia)

    Inmarsat kept the Plastiki in touch with the land and emergency services.

  • (Credit: Plastiki/HP)

    The operations centre of the Plastiki keeps the boat going. The Plastiki is powered by several car batteries. The crew had to make modifications to the power supply to make sure it could go the distance.

Topics: Hewlett-Packard, Emerging Tech

Luke Hopewell

About Luke Hopewell

A fresh recruit onto the tech journalism battlefield, Luke Hopewell is eager to see some action. After a tour of duty in the belly of the Telstra beast, he is keen to report big stories on the enterprise beat. Drawing on past experience in radio, print and magazine, he plans to ask all the tough questions you want answered.

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