A custom BRNKL helps keep fuel out of the river and ocean.

We recently added solar power to a BRNKL to help the Canadian Coast Guard monitor an environmentally threatening ship in BC.

With over 7,000 litres of fuel and oil on board, a derelict freighter on the Fraser River posed a significant threat. The situation required immediate action, so the Canadian Coast Guard contacted us for help—they needed to know the health of the vessel quickly, remotely, and without shore power.

In less than two weeks we made a custom BRNKL with solar power to keep the device powered on the derelict MV Spudnik. This helped the Canadian Coast Guard make sure there was no fuel leaked while moving the ship to Vancouver Island.

We’re now working with the Canadian Coast Guard to design and manufacture a lighter version of this solar-powered BRNKL.