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#24646 - 01/23/08 04:38 AM Turning the Sea Green
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..and keeping pollution down.
The German shipping group "Beluga Group" Have fitted out the worlds first cargoe ship with a 160 sq Meter Para Kite.

Its sailing across the Atlantic to Venezuela.
Its huge Para Glider Kite flys at 300meters high, and saves $1600 per day in fuel costs.
The company have ordered two more larger ships from China, each will be equipped with an even larger sail, the size of a football field.
Thats real progress since it cuts engine pollution by about 1/4
Just like the sailing Clippers of the 1840's
Here is the blurb:-

http://www.beluga-group.com/News.345.0.html?&cHash=8d7c34a750&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=505

Here is a video of the Ship and Kite out at Sea,...Wow

http://www.tradewinds.no/webtv/

(Click on 'We are sailing' for Flash video)
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#24657 - 01/23/08 05:46 PM Re: Turning the Sea Green [Re: Mike Kremer]
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Neat job, way to go. Wind power could hold the future for everyone. At college by using wind power and standing on a sailboards four of us crossed the wash in East Anglia
That was more than twenty miles.

Thanks
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#24659 - 01/23/08 06:43 PM Re: Turning the Sea Green [Re: Mike Kremer]
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Direct link to the video ( We Are Sailing )

Mike , if you want to edit your link , I will delete this reply.
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#24663 - 01/24/08 12:00 AM Re: Turning the Sea Green [Re: paul]
Mike Kremer Offline

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Hi Paul, Seems like the link has a problem?
The ONLY way I got the Video to play was to reboot my computer
then http://www.tradewinds.no/webtv/

Let the existing video picture, run for a few seconds. and then click on the tiny pic below 'We are sailing'
It then runs, or(maybe its my computer)

Mike K

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#24664 - 01/24/08 12:35 AM Re: Turning the Sea Green [Re: Mike Kremer]
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#24665 - 01/24/08 12:56 AM Re: Turning the Sea Green [Re: Mike Kremer]
paul Offline
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Mike
its the url
its tricky , you are using the home page url.
http://www.tradewinds.no/webtv/
but the url to this video is
http://www.tradewinds.no/webtv/?id=462

you are leaving off the --> ?id=462

if you want I can remove my link to compact this thread a little.

then again , I just found out I cant delete the reply.




Edited by paul (01/24/08 01:00 AM)
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#24675 - 01/24/08 03:28 PM Re: Turning the Sea Green [Re: paul]
Mike Kremer Offline

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Originally Posted By: paul
Mike
its the url
its tricky , you are using the home page url.
http://www.tradewinds.no/webtv/
but the url to this video is
http://www.tradewinds.no/webtv/?id=462

you are leaving off the --> ?id=462


Oh! You are so right Paul. My mistake
Many thanks for pointing it out.
Mike K

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