Sinking feeling: cruise ships chart return to Australia amid emissions concerns

With pandemic disruption receding, will the industry’s return and expansion lead to sustainable cruising – or more pollution?The Norwegian designers of the MM130 call it a “revolutionary” vessel. The first of 14 hydrogen-powered cruise ships – 130 metres long, 22 metres wide, six decks high and with the ability to carry 300 passengers and 100 crew – is due to hit the water in 2025.It would be a significant engineering milestone for an industry that contributes an unknown but not trivial amount to the 940m tonnes of CO2 generated by marine transport each year, or roughly 2.5% of global emissions.… Source – Full Article

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