Eco-friendly Cargo Ships: Climate Crisis and the Dawn of a New Age of Sail

Earlier this month a cargo ship docked in Torquay, bringing wine, coffee and olive oil from Portugal. Nordlys was built on the Isle of Wight in 1873, which could make her the oldest vessel of her kind still operating. But that’s not all that makes this ketch remarkable; she’s one of a growing number of ships whose operators are shunning engine power in favour of clean, green wind.

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Fancy Sailing with Sharks? British Waters Might be a Good Place to Start

Sailors are among those perfectly placed to witness the extent of marine life in UK and Irish waters. That includes sharks of various species, of which there are at least 21 permanently resident, 11 deep-water visitors, and several more than might drop by once in a while. Of all shark species that do put in an appearance around the British Isles, at least half are in danger.

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Tips for boaters to protect sea turtles

If you’re lucky, as we were, you might catch sight of sea turtles should you find yourself cruising the western Mediterranean. But did you know that six out of the seven species of sea turtle on the planet now are in some way under threat? Furthermore – were you aware that it’s mostly our fault?

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Read The Green and Blue and Sail Eco

If you’ve ever wondered how to make your sailing experience more environmentally friendly, The Green Blue is an excellent place to start.

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Keep your butt out of the water!

Thought plastic bottles or shopping bags were the biggest source of trash pollution in our seas and oceans and on our beaches? Discarded cigarette butts outnumber both of these combined.

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