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Old 06-03-2019, 07:42   #1
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No Sheets - Norsepower Rotor Sails Issued Type Approval for Cargo Ships

Norsepower Rotor Sails has been issued the first-ever design type approval for onboard wind propulsion. The rotor sails aid considerably to the propulsion of the motoring of the ship thereby reducing the amount of fuel consumed by up to 20%.

With the International Maritime Organization's strategic [IMO]s vision to reduce maritime greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as soon as possible and to phase out GHG emissions completely by the end of this century, one will see a lot more wind-assisted powered vessels, and carbon neutral fueled propulsion systems. The aim is to reduce total emissions from shipping by 50% in 2050, and to reduce the average carbon intensity by 40% in 2030 and 70% in 2050, compared to 2008.

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The next time you see a large cargo ship on Starboard tack with large rotating cylinders be prepared to determine if you need to give way because it may be a sailing vessel, a very large sailing vessel, but likely it will be motor sailing. One will need to look for day shapes [a black, pointy-end-down cone] to determine if they are motor sailing; if they are NOT displaying an inverted black cone then one should presume they are just sailing, [not a power vessel], and at night one will be looking for red over green lights to indicate they are a sailing machine.

We be calling merchant marines, sailors again.

Someone is going to paint those rotor sails with red and white spirals so as to make them look like a barbershop sign.

Hmmm, so I wonder if Maersk will become a corporate member to yacht clubs.

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