Maritime recycling area

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A site, where one or several used materials have been recycled to make something new in a maritime setting. [1]

A site, where used objects, such as a ship hull, have been recycled to build something new into underwater landscape. [2]


For example, old ship's hulls recycled as foundation for a breakwater, pier or jetty.

Recycling is separated from reuse, where for example, an old ship hull is reused, when its primary new function remains as a floating vessel.[3]

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An old ship hull recycled to be part of an underwater defence construction at Suomelinna Sea Fortress, Helsinki, Finland. Image: Finnish Heritage Agency.

  1. See Koivikko 2017, Recycling Ships.
  2. Kivikko, MInna 2021, e-mail Koivikko-Tikkanen 01042021
  3. See Koivikko 2017, Recycling Ships.