Malfunctioning ocean cleanup boom to arrive in Hilo today

The 2,000-foot boom used by the environmental group The Ocean Cleanup will be arriving in Hilo Harbor today. (Courtesy photo/The Ocean Cleanup)

HILO — A 2,000-foot U-shaped floating boom launched in September from San Francisco on Sept. 8 by a Dutch nonprofit organization with a mission to clean plastic waste from the ocean is scheduled to arrive today at Hilo Harbor.