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  • 20 Apr 2014 17:29
    Message # 1541017
    The Sail Freighter Tres Hombres

    Just came across details of 'Ambassador of a new fleet of sustainable hybrid sailing vessels ( fair transport )'.

    The 32 meter brigantine Tres Hombres has been in service since December 2009. They say she maintains a sustainable freight service between Europe, the Atlantic islands, the Caribbean and America. Besides a cargo capacity of 35 tons, she has accommodation for 5 crew members and 10 trainees. Currently in Falmouth UK.

    The link to their site is http://svtreshombres.homestead.com/ There is a page where you can sign up for a voyage as guest crew.

    (Someone should persuade them to build a junk freighter!)
    Last modified: 20 Apr 2014 17:47 | Anonymous member
  • 21 Apr 2014 05:31
    Reply # 1541137 on 1541017
    Yes, I'd have thought a junk-rigged freighter would be cheaper and need fewer crew than a brigantine.  35 tons of cargo isn't going to put the Maersk line out of business in a hurry!!
    Last modified: 21 Apr 2014 05:32 | Annie
  • 21 Apr 2014 21:55
    Reply # 1541489 on 1541017
    Hi Annie

    The quote below is from text about this project found elsewhere, and the link is to a video.

    http://eurovisionshowcase.com/programmes/tailwind-from-europe?destination=node/1260

    "Three visionaries set off to solve one of the biggest environmental challenges of our time: the more than one billion tons of CO2 emitted into the atmosphere each year by freighters. With their ship Tres Hombres, Andreas Lackner, Arjen van der Veen and Jorne Langelaan are already demonstrating how profitable a sailing freighter can be. But their vision for tomorrow goes further: along with the yacht maker Dykstra, they’re developing a high-tech sailing ship that can carry dozens of industrial containers and be navigated by a single crewmember. The key is in innovative software, fed with data the three men have gathered from old captains and the seafarers of bygone times. The three visionaries draw upon the wealth of experience from the past in order to save the world of tomorrow."
    Last modified: 27 Apr 2014 22:55 | Anonymous member
  • 25 Apr 2014 04:32
    Reply # 1543208 on 1541017
    Anonymous
    Interesting topic which prompted me to search on google. Here's what I found:

    http://www.dvice.com/archives/2012/06/dynarig_cargo_s.php dynarig

    http://www.sailtransportnetwork.org "The Sail Transport Network connects people – locally and across oceans – who are building community resilience by reviving heirloom technologies that will enable them to thrive in a fossil fuel-depleted, climate-disrupted world." Good links to other resources/websites/articles.

    http://www.ecogeek.org/wind-power/3797-the-return-of-sailing-ships

    http://wigwameconomy.com/new-regional-trade-route-opens/

    http://pacificschooners.com

    http://qz.com/114206/a-chinese-cargo-ship-is-sailing-across-the-melting-arctic-to-europe/. Not a sailing ship but...

    http://farmhack.net/tools/sailing-cargo-barge

    http://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2007/09/sailing-ship-re.html. Who say "Statistics, previously kept hidden from the public, showed that the shipping conglomerate A.P. Moller-Maersk emitted as much greenhouse gasses as the entire nation put together. (Via Treehugger)"(towards bottom of page) read article here:
    http://jyllands-posten.dk/uknews/ECE3458539/maersk-pollutes-as-much-as-all-of-denmark/







  • 25 Apr 2014 11:05
    Reply # 1543267 on 1543208
    Lesley Verbrugge wrote:Interesting topic which prompted me to search on google. Here's what I found:

      http://www.dvice.com/archives/2012/06/dynarig_cargo_s.php dynarig

      http://www.sailtransportnetwork.org "The Sail Transport Network connects people – locally and across oceans – who are building community resilience by reviving heirloom technologies that will enable them to thrive in a fossil fuel-depleted, climate-disrupted world." Good links to other resources/websites/articles.

      http://www.ecogeek.org/wind-power/3797-the-return-of-sailing-ships

      http://wigwameconomy.com/new-regional-trade-route-opens/

      http://pacificschooners.com

      http://qz.com/114206/a-chinese-cargo-ship-is-sailing-across-the-melting-arctic-to-europe/. Not a sailing ship but...

      http://farmhack.net/tools/sailing-cargo-barge
      
      http://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2007/09/sailing-ship-re.html
    . Who say "Statistics, previously kept hidden from the public, showed that the shipping conglomerate A.P. Moller-Maersk emitted as much greenhouse gasses as the entire nation put together. (Via Treehugger)"(towards bottom of page) read article here:
      http://jyllands-posten.dk/uknews/ECE3458539/maersk-pollutes-as-much-as-all-of-denmark/








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