Constantly escalating bunkering costs and the realisation that the world's supply of fuel oil is diminishing rapidly, makes the exploration of alternative means of power a matter of some urgency. The UK Government, which is currently funding a series of projects designed to supplement electricity supplies by tapping wave motion, has announced that it is to provide cash for the possible development of merchant sailing ships. The department of Industry has funded Windrose Ships Ltd to the tune of 5,000 English Pounds as a pure grant to enable the company to carry out a feasibility study on the viability of sail as a form of marine transport. The study is to be completed by August. International Sailiners, a division of Windrose, is currently developing the design and operation data for a standard 12,000 dwt five-masted auxilliary barque which will eventually be available as a container bulk carrier or general cargo ship. No further information in article.

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    Seatrade Publications Limited

    Fairfax House
    Colchester CO1 1RJ, Essex,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

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  • Pagination: p. 83
  • Serial:
    • Seatrade
    • Volume: 8
    • Issue Number: 6
    • Publisher: Seatrade Publications, Limited
    • ISSN: 0037-0428

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  • Accession Number: 00179402
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Seatrade Publications Limited
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1978 12:00AM