Ship of fools Part I: the ship

There’s rarely a day with no news on ships designs, aimed at planet rescue. Designs of ships driven by sails or wind turbines or solar panels, are becoming more and more insane. Just from the looks of those ships one may unerringly predict their inglorious fate. Everything effective is harmonious in everything, including its’ forms. Those incongruous monsters can’t be cost-effective, energy-effective or anything effective, except effectively bankrupting their owners and driving the crews mad. All these freaks, built or to be built, are doomed to at best, conversion to normality, or at worst, to a scrap yard.
By the way, I don’t understand what cargoes global shipping is planning to carry, either across oceans or across coastal seas, in our green, emissions-free, dangerously close future? If the UN Green Agenda comes into force as fully, as ships’ fuel cap is to be enforced starting next year, there won’t be any cargoes to carry. Except maybe, migrants.
I designed a Capesize bulk carrier, uniting in my project all progressive and innovative green ideas and technologies, it’s absolutely green and unbelievably sustainable ship, take a look:

1 – Full ahead sails and kite;
2 – Full astern sails and kite;
3 – Bow thruster kites;
4 – Rudder kites;
5 – Wind turbines;
6 – Auxiliary propulsion: oars with some 3,000 Climate Change deniers, chained for life. Will serve them well, dumb bastards;
7 – Solar panels on cargo deck;
7 – Outboard solar panels fixed on a pole with pole-dancers;
8 – Lookout: no radars, no polluting emissions;
9 – Gender Gap Bridge;
10- Pilot going green.





My name is Mikhail Voytenko, I’m Russian, professional merchant marine navigator, by education and former experience. I own and run Maritime Bulletin website for more than 10 years. I've been involved in solving a number of piracy hijack cases, including the hijack of ro-ro FAINA, loaded with tanks. It was me who made public, and unravel, freighter ARCTIC SEA mystery. I've been also closely involved in a number of maritime disaster, one of them being MSC FLAMINIA major fire.