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Peace Boat in ‘serious’ negotiations with shipyard over Ecoship

Fri 17 Mar 2017 by Rebecca Moore reporting from Seatrade Cruise Global, Florida

Peace Boat in ‘serious’ negotiations with shipyard over <i>Ecoship</i>

Peace Boat is on the cusp of appointing a shipyard to build its flagship – and it has unveiled more details about the cruise ship, including LNG bunkering plans.

Peace Boat’s founder and director Yoshioka Tatsuya told a press conference at Seatrade Cruise Global that the organisation was “very seriously negotiating with a shipyard now”.

Peace Boat has moved forward with Ecoship in terms of bunkering; it has already chosen six ports in which to carry out its LNG bunkering, and is looking at appointing more. It has decided to bunker via barge.

It was also revealed that the disco on board will generate electric power via the flooring, which will harvest kinetic energy.

Other plans include creating an impact through green testing technology for future ships.

Elsewhere, Peace Boat will celebrate its 35th anniversary. To coincide, Japan's largest cruise organisation announced its 100th cruise at Seatrade Cruise Global. The around-the-world voyage will sail from Yokohama, Japan on 26 December 2018 and will circumnavigate the planet in 96 days.

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