Videos of Beluga Skysails Kite-Powered Cargo Ship

Not so long ago, we reported that the Beluga Skysails' maiden voyage was a success. But that was just a first step for Skysails. We've learned that the next cargo ship to have a kite auxiliary propulsion system will have a sail twice as big (320 square meters), and "two additional larger ships are currently under construction that are to be equipped with 600 square-meters of sail". Wow!

Here are two videos that show you the Beluga Skysails' kite in action. The second one is in German, but the images speak for themselves.
::Skysails, via ::Beluga Skysails maiden voyage a success! With video

See also: ::Cargo Ship with Kites: First Trans-Atlantic Trip a Success!, ::First Transatlantic Voyage of Kite-powered Ship, ::Beluga Group Signs Contract for Sky Sail Power

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