The Fairtransport Clipper Ship will be a working cargo vessel, depending on the strength and will of her crew to sail the seas. She will have accomodation for 12 guests, with comfortable cabins. It is the idea that the ships’ passengers would be a vibrant group; perhaps painters, musicians, film makers or photographers, journalists and writers, scientists – political & natural, representatives of sustainable initatives, philosophers and cargo producers.
Additionally, there will be room for up to 36 trainees. The ship will always carry trainees as it is they who will be going aloft, steering the ship, trimming the sails and loading the cargo. Trainees are the lifeblood of a square rigger; without them it would be an impossible task to manoeuvre such a ship.
Maintaining a tradition of sail training, it is planned that a proper program of learning by experience would be installed. Alongside this hands on learning of marlinspike seamanship, for those who show a keeness to learn will be taught the history of sail, the physics of sail theory as well as navigation. We hope to have a chance to work with international universities to enrich their educational programs and add substance to our environmental & oceanic teachings.
The ships’ route is still be projected, and depends largely on the Letters of Intent provided to Fairtransport regarding declerations of commitment from producers & importers. If we have a commited producer in Guyana, our ship will be there – and the same offer stand for Iceland!
Generally, the Clipper Ship will operate an expanded version of the current Tres Hombres voyages in the North Atlantic Ocean, including trips to mainland North America. Contact us today about writing a Letter of Intent to help shape our largest shipping route ever.
By Ben Adler Source: http://grist.org
When you think of the sources of greenhouse gas emissions — airplanes and automobiles, power plants and factories, paper mills and burping cows — one image that might never cross your mind is ships. In the era of air travel, the average American spends little to no time on boats. It seems like an outdated mode of transportation.
But the global economy runs on ships. TVs and cars made in Asia don’t take airplanes to markets in the U.S. and Europe. They travel by boat. Shipping is actually bigger than ever — it’s just overwhelmingly commercial rather than the way rich people cross the Atlantic. As globalization continues to expand and developing countries continue to grow, international shipping is expected to increase dramatically in the next few decades. READ MORE