The supervision of the historical sailing fleet in the Netherlands, the so-called “brown fleet”, is still inadequate. The Dutch Safety Board draws this conclusion in an investigation following two accidents in 2022. In the meantime, the Dutch Public...
On 22 March, at round 2.30 am, the Frisian sailing ship Noorderlicht, owned by Swan Expeditions, ran aground in a Norwegian fjord. The ship received assistance from the Norwegian Coast Guard in relocating its passengers. The Noordelicht, also known under the name...
This week, a group of cargo brokers and travel agents announced their cooperation in a new sail liner ferry service between Amsterdam and Porto, also calling at ports in the United Kingdom and France. This will be shipping company EcoClipper’s first sustainable...
With its offer to investors to become co-owners of a future fleet of sailing cargo and passenger ships, the start-up EcoClipper has raised over 200,000 euros. The investment will be used for the first ship, the Tukker, which is currently undergoing a refit, and the...
Ayro has received an Approval in Principle for its Oceanwings 3.6.3 wind assisted propulsion system for ships from DNV GL. This wind propulsion component will be used on the Canopee vessel designed to transport rocket parts for the Ariane 6 space vehicle. As incoming...
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