From sails to electric propulsion — new 'green ships' steer away from fossil fuels, showing a way for some marine transportation to reduce their emissions to zero.
In this episode of Ocean, we visit the first modern cargo sail vessel — Gran de Sail — that regularly crosses the Atlantic Ocean transporting wines, coffee and cocoa beans, to see how the traditional propulsion method from the golden age of maritime discoveries can get its second wind in today's carbon-conscious economy. We also travel to Norway, where the EU-supported TrAM project has just presented the first exclusively electric fast ferry, 'Medstraum', that now carries passengers between several local islands. We take a trip on this fast, clean and quiet vessel, and visit the research center and shipyard to learn more of the innovations that made this achievement possible.
OCEAN is a Euronews magazine in collaboration with the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (MARE). Season 4 features monthly 8-minute videos, where we discover fascinating projects and developments related to the ocean and coastal communities.
Broadcast since 2019, OCEAN features episodes on marine protected areas, small-scale fisheries, ocean energy, aquaculture, IUU fishing, sustainable fisheries and much more. Missed one? Check them out on the Euronews website! You will also find some nice extras about these topics.
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- Publication date
- 21 December 2022
- Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries