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TAHITI - HYDROGEN BUNKERING ROUTE PLANNER

 

 

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Tahiti (Otaheite) is the largest island in the Windward group of French Polynesia. The island is located in the archipelago of the Society Islands in the central Southern Pacific Ocean, and is divided into two parts: the bigger, northwestern part, Tahiti Nui, and the smaller, southeastern part, Tahiti Iti. The island was formed from volcanic activity and is high and mountainous with surrounding coral reefs. The population in 2017 was 189,517 (census), making it the most populous island of French Polynesia and accounting for 68.7% of its total population.

The island of Tahiti consists of two ancient eroded volcanic cones, Tahiti Nui and Tahiti Iti (the Taiarapu Peninsula), connected by the narrow Isthmus of Taravao. The island, with an area 403 square miles (1,043 square km), accounts for almost one-third of the total land area of French Polynesia. Papeete, on Tahitiís northwestern coast, is the capital and administrative centre of French Polynesia.

Tahiti is the economic, cultural and political centre of French Polynesia, an overseas collectivity (overseas country) of France. The capital of French Polynesia, Papeete, is located on the northwest coast of Tahiti.

 

Tahiti is not hydrogen ready as we write, hence 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6TH LEG - At a speed of 13 knots the sixth leg of the hydrogen powered zero carbon voyage would take just four and a half 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.

 

 

 

 

 

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

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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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