At sea, drinking water is very commonly purchased bottled, perhaps partly out of habit, but also for hygiene reasons. Ships’ tank water does not always meet hygiene requirements, and it depends also on where the tanks are filled. We have now installed first filter system for the fresh water tanks, and drinking water dispensers on M/S Eeva VG, that enable the smooth use of tank water as drinking water. Based on the experience gained from Eeva and her crew, we will install similar systems on all our fleet. The goal is to stop using bottled water and reduce the amount of plastic waste generated onboard. Experiences from Eeva VG will be reported once the system has been in use for some time.
The cook of Eeva VG is testing the tap water.