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Monday, August 30, 2010

Baird news: Telescopic hard sail concept for bulk carrier

There has been a growing momentum in the use of wind power once again, even on larger vessels. Recently a pair of Japanese professors designed a cargo ship with telescopically reefing hard composite sails, 50 metres high and 20 metres wide. The the motor assisted vessel would use 64% less fuel according to a simulation done using an actual trade route.

To see the full article at Baird Maritime News Alert click here

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