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Viking plans world’s first liquid hydrogen-powered cruise shipCruise ship owner Viking Cruises has unveiled plans to float a liquid hydrogen-fuelled cruise ship in an effort to develop the world’s first cruise ship with zero-emission technology.

Project Manager at the shipping company, Serge Fossati, said the new technology would have a length of around 230 metres and would be able to accommodate more than 900 passengers and a crew of 500.

Director General of Shipping and Navigation, Olav Akselsen, said: “This is a world sensation. Very exciting. If they pull this off, a distribution network may be established, which will enable others as well to use hydrogen as fuel, and could contribute to a zero-emission shipping industry,”Viking Cruises envisions constructing a ship based on the same design as their seagoing cruise ships, such as the recently delivered Viking Sun.

Additionally, the shipping company informed that the hydrogen ship would be registered in the Norwegian Ship Registers (NIS) if it is realised, and is already…



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