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Sails are the “only sustainable way to reconnect the Pacific”

Screen Shot 2016-08-08 at 10.00.59 PMA summary of Al Jazeera’s highly relevant coverage of the ocean transport situation in Fiji and how Greenheart could play a role:

When Suliasi Lau’s gandfather died had to get from Suva do Kadavu (fourth largest island in Fiji), he had to ask friends to take him to the island because there was no other option.

With rising fuel costs, Fiji shipping routes are being cut back, weekly services becoming monthly.
Professor Joeli Veitayaki explained that roll on roll off boats are too big for the little islands → need boats of a smaller scale.
Greenheart is one option to which uses sails and solarp ower on small-scale ship.
Putting sails on vessels is being viewed as the “only sustainable way to reconnect the Pacific.”
To see the whole video (2013) click here