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Nor­we­gian bil­lion­aire Nell Inge Rokke, a for­mer fish­er­man who made his for­tune in the oil in­dus­try, will fund the build­ing of a 596-foot ship that can re­move and men 5 tons of plas­tic de­bris a day from the world's oceans. The re­search ves­sel will have a crew of 40, with space for up to 6 sci­en­tists. "I want to give back to society the bulk of what I've earned." Rokke says in pub­lished re­ports. "This ship is a part of that"

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