A brand new boat will clean floating waste from the canal

The Brussels-Capital region have announced that they have acquired a new cleaning boat for the Port of Brussels.

The boat will crisscross the 14 km long canal in the Brussels-Capital region in order to collect the floating waste.

The boat is called Botia. Its acquisition cost was 105,000 euros.

Botia is 5.9 meters long and 2.20 meters wide. Its 4-meter long arms allows it to cover a wide span for the collection of garbage.

It can be operated by only one person. Moreover, it is equipped with a hydrocarbon collection system, which collects the pollution aboard the ship and discharges clean water back into the canal.



Botia is the second cleaning ship, after Castor which was bought in 2006. It has been reported that the operational services of the Port of Brussels collected 195 m3 of waste during 2018.