Wednesday, November 14, 2012
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Engineering News

Could Wind Power Return to Commercial Shipping?

As the shipping industry endeavours to conserve expensive fossil fuels, cargo ship designers are now turning to the oldest source of power there is: the wind – but can the...

November 14, 2012
Total Views: 114

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Dry bulk carrier to be world’s largest kite-powered ship

In the first quarter of 2012, the dry bulk cargo vessel Aghia Marina will be equipped with a 320 square meter Skysail.  At 170 meters long and a dwt of...

July 6, 2011
Total Views: 20

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

‘M/V Beluga Nomination’ pirated in Indian Ocean

After 4 days of uncertainty regarding the exact status of the crew, MV Beluga Nomination is now believed to be pirated. On the afternoon of 22 January 2011, the MV...

January 25, 2011
Total Views: 18

Thursday, January 13, 2011

SkySails Enters The SuperYacht Market

The Ocean Empire LSV (life support vessel) is a 44m Solar Hybrid Superyacht with 2 Hydroponic farms, fishing facilities to harvest the sea and the potentially the first super-yacht to...

January 13, 2011
Total Views: 15

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Skysails – Plus – Top 10 Green Ship Designs

From the gCaptain Archives: In honor of the EPA’s Pollution Week, let’s take a look at an archived post on Skysails. But first, here is a brief update into the...

September 26, 2010
Total Views: 1064

Friday, June 18, 2010
Ship Design

Interesting Ship of The Week – Black Magic turns oil tankers green

Whoever said a little black magic couldn’t be used to help cut carbon emissions?  Well, the folks at Sauter Carbon Offset Design aim to do just that with the introduction...

June 18, 2010
Total Views: 35

Friday, September 11, 2009

Two Beluga Vessels Successfully Transit the Arctic Passage

Beluga Group has announced that two of its multipurpose heavy lift project carriers, M/V Beluga Fraternity and M/V Beluga Foresight, have successfully transitted the Northeast Passage.  Both vessels reached their...

September 11, 2009
Total Views: 3

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Skysails – Marine Environmental Initiatives At Work

  Passion focused on a singular goal is often the driver of new ideas and technology. Today the focus for many is on saving our planet from the effects of...

May 26, 2009
Total Views: 79

Friday, November 14, 2008

Wind Propulsion Vessel E-Ship 1 – Interesting Ship of The Week

This weeks Interesting Ship is brought to us by Thanks to increasing oil prices! Here comes E-Ship 1 from ‘Enercon’, one of the world’s leading companies in the wind...

November 14, 2008
Total Views: 446

Thursday, October 16, 2008

M/V Beluga Gravitation – A Strong Ship

MarineBuzz brings us this amazing photo of the M/V Beluga Gravitation. They also note: Some of the interesting features of transportation are: In the month of August 2008, she sailed...

October 16, 2008
Total Views: 11

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

U.S. Navy Charters M/V Beluga Skysails

The U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command has recently chartered the M/V Beluga Skysails for over a month long voyage transporting Air Force and Army cargo from Europe to the U.S. ...

October 14, 2008
Total Views: 3

Friday, March 21, 2008

Skysails – First Ocean Voyage A Success

Discoverer user mateMB has pointed us to news of Beluga shippings Skysails project to cross the atlantic with the use of a kite. In yesterday’s press release Beluga Group tells...

March 21, 2008
Total Views: 18

Sunday, January 20, 2008

SkySail Sets Sail For Atlantic Crossing

More…. skysails

January 20, 2008
Total Views: 2

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Launching Kite Power

The 433 ft long “Beluga SkySails” in an undated image. Turning ocean winds into gold while cutting greenhouse emissions in the process might sound like some sort of alchemy for...

December 16, 2007
Total Views: 4

Saturday, September 29, 2007

kite powered ships

We are always on the lookout for “green” stories so were pleased when a friend forwarded a link to Skysails, a German based company looking to augment tradition ship propulsion...

September 29, 2007
Total Views: 49