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First Hybrid-Powered Cruise Ship Traverses NW Passage

Roald Amundsen

Hurtigruten’s groundbreaking expedition cruise ship MS Roald Amundsen wrote a new chapter in exploration history by being the first battery-hybrid-powered ship to traverse the legendary Northwest Passage. As it arrived in Nome, Alaska, during the evening of September 10, Captain Kai Albrigtsen made a monumental entry in the ship’s logbook: The first complete passage of the more than 3,000 nautical

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World’s First Ship Christening in Antarctica

MS Roald Amundsen

Hybrid-powered expedition cruise ship MS Roald Amundsen continues to make history as the first ever ship to have its naming ceremony held in Antarctica. Instead of the traditional bottle of champagne, MS Roald Amundsen’s explorer heritage will be honored by naming the vessel with a chunk of ice. The naming ceremony will take place this fall, as the first world’s first

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Wind and Solar System Offers Promise for Sustainable Eco Ships

The Aquarius Eco Ship uses the Aquarius MRE integrated wind and solar power system developed by Eco Marine Power to create a more sustainable shipping vessel with reduced fuel consumption and lower emissions. The Eco Ship concept includes an advanced integrated system of rigid sails, marine-grade solar panels, energy storage modules and marine computers that automatically position the rigid sails

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