• Short Summary

    The world's first merchant ship to use sails as well as conventional fuel has been launched in Japan.

  • Description

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    GV Shin-Aitoku Maru in harbour with people going up gangplank.
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    2.
    CU Ship's name plate.
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    3.
    SV Crowds watch as launching ceremony performed, PULL BACK Champagne bottle smashes against bow.
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    SV & GV Ship slides down slipway into harbour as crowds look on. (3 SHOTS)
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    SV Ship's hull TILT UP TO sails, GV ship in harbour.
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    TELERECORDING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The world's first merchant ship to use sails as well as conventional fuel has been launched in Japan. The aim is to substantially reduce fuel costs.

    SYNOPSIS: The six-hundred and ninety-nine ton tanker will use about half the amount of fuel consumed by conventional vessels. She cost about two and a quarter million U.S. dollars (one million pounds Sterling), almost five hundred thousand dollars more than a conventional ship of this size. But the 'Shin-Aitoku Maru' should, according to her builders, easily make up for this by using less fuel.

    With revolutionary plastic coated sails and sails efficient engines, along with an improved hull design and control by microcomputer, the new ship is as yet only experimental. But she will soon be earning her living. After sea trials around Japan, the ship is due to begin regular runs between her home port and South East Asia next month, (September).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8GK95JPB3CX66RD7FEVQ6I22A
    Media URN:
    VLVA8GK95JPB3CX66RD7FEVQ6I22A
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/08/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:42:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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