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First hybrid powered cruise ship completes Northwest Passage crossing

First hybrid powered cruise ship completes Northwest Passage crossing

This week, Hurtigruten’s groundbreaking expedition cruise ship MS Roald Amundsen wrote a new chapter in exploration history – being the first battery-hybrid powered ship to ever traverse the legendary Northwest Passage.

Captain Kai Albrigtsen (center) and his crew completed the historical Northwest passage crossing with MS Roald Amundsen Tuesday evening

As the MS Roald Amundsen arrived Nome, Alaska, in the evening of September 10, captain Kai Albrigtsen could make a monumental entry in the ship’s logbook:

The first complete passage of the more than 3.000 nautical miles passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific, by hybrid propulsion.

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