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The Seuz Canal, ZEWT hydrogen challenge

 

 

The Suez Canal is a sea-level waterway in Egypt, connecting the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea through the Isthmus of Suez. Constructed by the Suez Canal Company between 1859 and 1869, it was officially opened on 17 November 1869. The canal offers watercraft a shorter journey between the North Atlantic and northern Indian Ocean via the Mediterranean and Red Seas by avoiding the South Atlantic and southern Indian Oceans, reducing the journey by approximately 6,000 kilometres 

When first opened in 1869, the canal consisted of a channel barely 26 feet (8 metres) deep, 72 feet (22 metres) wide at the bottom, and 200 to 300 feet (61 to 91 metres) wide at the surface. To allow ships to pass each other, passing bays were built every 5 to 6 miles (8 to 10 km). Construction involved the excavation and dredging of 97 million cubic yards (74 million cubic metres) of sediments. Between 1870 and 1884 some 3,000 groundings of ships occurred because of the narrowness and tortuousness of the channel. Major improvements began in 1876, and, after successive widenings and deepenings, the canal by the 1960s had a minimum width of 179 feet (55 metres) at a depth of 33 feet (10 metres) along its banks and a channel depth of 40 feet (12 metres) at low tide.

In 2008, 21,415 vessels passed through the canal and the receipts totaled $5.381 billion, with an average cost per ship of $251,000. Ports along the Suez canal are not hydrogen ready at time of writing. Clean fleet operators will have to seek alternative handling facilities to comply with the IMO's 2040 target.

 

 

 

 

 

LEG

NAUTICAL MILES

BUNKERING

WAYPOINT

SUNSHINE DAYS

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START

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FILL UP

Gibraltar

00.00

1

729

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Tenerife, Canary Islands

1.90

2

3,154

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Trinidad, Port of Spain

8.21

3

1,182

1

Panama City

3.00

4

970

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Galapagos

2.45

5

3,640

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Tahiti

9.48

6

1,423

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Tonga, Nukualofa

3.71

7

410

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Fiji, Suva

1.07

8

1,886

1

Port Moresby PNG

4.91

9

340

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Thursday Island, Cape York

0.88

10

724

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Darwin

1.89

11

1,572

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Jakarta, Indonesia

4.09

12

1,881

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Colombo, Sri Lanka

4.90

13

2,109

1

Aden, Yemen

5.49

14

698

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

1.82

15

670

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Port Said, Egypt

1.75

16

1,111

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Palermo, Sicily

2.89

17

170

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Naples, Italy

0.44

18

940

FINISH

Gibraltar

2.45

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23,609

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RUNTIME DAYS @ 12.5kts

78.70

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(ADD 3  DAYS)

RUNTIME DAYS @ 13kts

75.67

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(ADD 4  DAYS)

14 KNOTS AVE INC

70.26

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AT 15 KNOTS AVE

65.58

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AT 16 KNOTS AVE

61.48

 

 

 

 

 

 

15TH LEG - At a speed of 13 knots the fifteenth leg of the hydrogen powered zero carbon voyage would take just over two days to complete, free of emissions. The demonstration of ZEWT technology in action, could help speed up the transition to non polluting waterborne transport. These projections are only a guide. Many of the ports of call could be bypassed completely to give us a shorter passage. Very few international destinations are hydrogen ready, meaning that fleet operators may need to find alternative handling facilities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEG

NAUTICAL MILES

TIME IN PORT

WAYPOINT

SUNSHINE DAYS

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START

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Monaco

0.00

1

784

2

Gibraltar

4.67

2

729

2

Tenerife, Canary Islands

4.34

3

3,154

2

Trinidad, Port of Spain

18.77

4

1,182

2

Panama City

7.04

5

970

2

Galapagos

5.77

6

3,640

2

Tahiti

21.67

7

1,423

2

Tonga, Nukualofa

8.47

8

410

2

Fiji, Suva

2.44

9

1,886

2

Port Moresby PNG

11.23

10

340

2

Thursday Island, Cape York

2.02

11

724

2

Darwin

4.31

12

1,572

2

Jakarta, Indonesia

9.36

13

1,881

2

Colombo, Sri Lanka

11.20

14

2,109

2

Aden, Yemen

12.55

15

698

2

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

4.15

16

670

2

Port Said, Egypt

3.99

17

1,111

2

Palermo, Sicily

6.61

18

170

2

Naples, Italy

1.01

19

393

FINISH

Monaco

2.34

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23,846

36

RUNTIME DAYS @ 7kts

141.94

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+ 10% service

= 156.13 Days

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7 KNOTS AVE INC PORT & %

192.13

-& maintenance

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AT 6 KNOTS AVE

224.16

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AT 5 KNOTS AVE

268.99

 

 

SOLAR POWERED TRANSIT EXAMPLES - The above table illustrates one of the most likely climate/ocean awareness expedition routes that could be undertaken by the Elizabeth Swan, showing the time elapsed in days for 7 knots average cruising speed, including times for 5 and 6 knot averages - allowing for 10% downtime and 36 days in ports. Hence, although the objective is to reduce the current solar circumnavigation record from 584 days, the event in not an outright non-stop yacht competition in the offshore racing sense.

 

 

 

 

 

Jules Verne's Around the World in 80 Days

 

 

JULES VERNE - WORLD HYDROGEN CHALLENGE: The climate clock is ticking faster, speeding up global warming. So, can we do anything about it? Maybe. The Elizabeth Swann platform, can be adapted to a long range cruiser with up to 4000nm on hydrogen tanks alone. Using LH2, it might be possible to circumnavigate the globe on one tank full - and using solar in combination, travel Around The World In 80 days.  Without hydrogen bunkering at ports and harbours it is more of a logistical challenge. This is a problem for port authorities and operators all over the globe, a topic for COP26 and similar events - as the world continues to fry on fossil fuels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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