Energy Observer’s stopover in the city follows a 17-day long sail from Lombok in Indonesia, a journey which saw 1,577 nautical miles covered. Now, the vessel and its crew will stay in Singapore until March 20 (2022).
The stop in Singapore could hold a lot of potential when it comes to marine transportation in the city. At present, Singapore has more than 80% of the world’s trade passing through the seas and is one of the world’s leading trading ports, a unique maritime hub – all of which could be made greener with hydrogen.
Energy Observer’s stop off is in line with a maritime partnership signed by France and Singapore in 2021. The vessel is also accompanied by its pedagogical exhibition village, an interactive opportunity to plunge into the heart of Energy Observe to learn, understand and share the various energies.
Marc Abensour, Ambassador of France to Singapore, said, “I am particularly proud that Energy Observer, the world’s first hydrogen-powered vessel, has chosen Singapore for its only stopover in Asia with its exhibition village.
“This vessel perfectly illustrates the strong will of France and Singapore to collaborate in depth in all areas related to the maritime sector to develop a greener and more innovative maritime industry. I am also very pleased that the arrival of Energy Observer in Singapore coincides with the launch of the Francophonie 2022, placed this year under the sign of sustainability.”
Exclusive: Energy Observer Captain Victorien Erussard on the voyage to sustainable mobility
Energy Observer and its crew may have returned to its home port of Saint-Malo, France for the winter months, but the work on its Odyssey for the Future does not ease up anytime soon, as Founder and Captain Victorien Erussard explains in an exclusive interview with H2 View.
After travelling more than 4,000 nautical miles this year around Northern Europe, the world-first hydrogen-powered vessel’s return to Saint-Malo marks the end of the odyssey in Europe, which has taken the crew from Israel to Spitsbergen via St Petersburg and Venice.
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