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Tres Hombres blog: Von Touchdowns, Blitzeinschlaegen und Todesfaellen – Die Arbeit im Hafen

DATE:21-08 GMT:19.43 POS:34.31 N,61.14 W COG:70 SOG:7 Mitte/Ende Juli war es, als ich gemeinsam mit drei anderen neuen Trainees in Boca Chica, Dominikanische Republik, zum ersten Mal das im Hafen liegende Schiff – die Tres Hombres – betreten habe. Die...
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Nordlys back on track

It took a while before our old lady Nordlys was back on track. One of the reasons was a broken bowsprit, and to find another one was not easy. Deep in the forests of France we found one. After some great craftsmanship by our crew Nordlys is finally sailing again. A...
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Tres Hombres is amazingly still making northerly progress

DATE: 11-08 GMT:19.28 POS:26.47 N,67.16 W COG:320 SOG:3 Ahoy, Very light wind to be expected for the next days. Tres Hombres is amazingly still making northerly progress. After the high pressure area where we are in now, we will get the westerlies. Those shall bring...
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Tres Hombres blog: We should fill our gardens

After a long wait to leave the Dominican Republic we finally left the Caribbean sea through boiling water and beneath lightning crossed skies. Now the ship is riding low in the water, with a near full cargo hold of Cacao, Rum and Coffee. Being back at sea is a real...
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Tres Hombres is underway again

DATE:05-08   GMT:22.40  POS:17.59  N,69.25  W   COG:140   SOG:7 Tres Hombres is underway again. Cargo hold is loaded and we departed from Replublica Dominicana. We are sailing full and by and going east. Through the Mona Passage, out of the Caribbean Sea back to the...
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For six years we have shipped cargo across the Atlantic by windpower only.
Here at Fairtransport, we are proud of this achievement.

In 2007, three friends began a shipping company. While sailing on the Dutch barque Europa, Arjen, Andreas & Jorne saw the beauty and power of great sailing ships that use only the wind as a means of propulsion. They decided to create the world’s first modern “Emission Free” shipping company, based in the Netherlands. Originally named the “Stichting Atlantis Zeilende Handelsvaart”, the company has grown into what is now known simply as “Fairtransport”.

After the restoration of the brigantine Tres Hombres, the ship was added to the fleet of Fairtransoprt in Transatlantic Emission Free Freight Service to the Caribbean, from Europe. As the world’s only Engineless Sailing Cargo Ship, she has become quite famous in her own right. The company has since expanded, with plans to put the world’s first 130m Ecoliner and a 3 masted clipper ship on the sea.

It is the prime intention of Fairtransport to sail cargo emission free, with a focus on transporting special products which are organic, or crafted traditionally – such as Olive Oil, Wine and Rum. Additionally, to raise awareness about the huge amounts of pollution created by the modern shipping industry and affect positive change in the way goods are shipped around the world.

Currently a 140 year old wooden ketch Nordlys is being restored, to be employed in service in the North Sea & greater Europe. Norldys will be added to the Fleet of Fairtransport to promote emission free shipping in European waters. >> READ MORE


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