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Using Kites to Pull Cargo Ships Across the Seas
Posted By Jorge Chapa On January 29, 2008 @ 4:51 am In Green Transportation,Innovation | 48 Comments
A few months ago we reported on future attempts to use a kite to move a cargo ship  across the ocean. But just last week, the MS Beluga  set sail on its maiden voyage from Bremerhaven to Venezuela where it showed, quite successfully, that wind power might just be the future of nautical transportation.
The maiden voyage started just last week, and already the sail has been deployed. It will cross the Atlantic Ocean using the traditional windjammer route south of the Azores. Its full travelling time is expected to be a total of 15 days. If successful, the company expects to deploy this system on other cargo ships.
+ Kite to pull ship across Atlantic @ BBC
+ Beluga Group 
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 Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/01/29/transportation-tuesday-wind-powered-cargo-ship-takes-sail/
 kite to move a cargo ship: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/10/23/power-your-boat-with-kites-wind-power-by-kiteship/
 MS Beluga: http://www.beluga-group.com/SkySails.308.0.html
 + Beluga Group: http://www.beluga-group.com/
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