THE DEVELOPMENT IN JAPAN OF MODERN SAIL-ASSISTED SHIPS FOR ENERGY CONSERVATION

In the 1970s, the Japan Marine Machinery Development Association (JAMDA) began to investigate the feasibility of ships that used wind power to assist the main engine. The sail design chosen was that of a vertical rigid-framed airfoil. Some of the technology developed by JAMDA for sail-assisted ships is reviewed, including those for the first ship, the SHIN AITOKU MARU, completed in August 1980, the USUKI PIONEER and the NITTOKU MARU. A table lists all sail-assisted vessels completed from 1980 through February 1986 and others in the planning stage.

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  • Pagination: 10p., incl. discuss.

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  • Accession Number: 00657635
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM