AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS
TAHITI - HYDROGEN BUNKERING ROUTE PLANNER
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(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
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.
is not hydrogen ready as we write, hence clean fleet operators
will have to seek alternative handling facilities to comply
with the IMO's
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.
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 - 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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