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since 2011, TOWT has been shipping cargo by sail.
keels of the first modern sailing cargo sisterships have been laid throughout
the summer 2022.
can follow the builds on this page.
by PIRIOU, a French shipyard the hull of vessel #1 is a fitted in Romania, is
to be towed to Southern Brittany during the summer 2023, while the second ship
will is being built in Piriou Vietnam.
The first #sailingcargo #TOWT left Giurgiu on 21 July, for the moment no #bysail, the ETA in Constantza is scheduled for that day.You can follow the convoy on AIS.The two tugs are "COREMAR 15" and "COREMAR 16".
The vessel will then be taken in charge on 02/08 in Constantza by the tug "HUNTER":
The ETA in Concarneau PIRIOU will be announced at a later date.
Hopefully before 31 August!
Concrete, emotional, and the birth - on live - of the soul of a great sailing ship. And a responsibility: to give #bysail, during the life of this future ship, its rightful place in a truly low-carbon world.From now on, things are going to be moving "all over the place".
History's first modern sailing cargo vessel has just reached for water in its Romanian berth, on the Danube.
She will slowly be towed, via the Black, Agean, Mediterranean seas, the Bosporus, Dardanelles and Gibraltar straits, up the Biscay to Brittany!
Indeed, she is expected in Concarneau (Southern Finistere) for fitting, rigging, etc.
This 18th of July 2023 is a historic day, not only for TOWT, but, in the aftermath of a most disappointing MEPC80 at the IMO, for the future capacity of maritime shipping to decarbonise, and for maniking to be able to keep trading across the oceans without further damaging the climate.
06/06/2023 A marathon runner, merchant navy officer, naval architect and sailor, Aurel BONNIN followed the construction of the TOWT cargo sailing ships, before embarking as chief mechanic.
16/05/2023 It is in this dazzling steel cathedral that these blocks, which seem almost light even though they weigh several dozen tons, soar high.
It is under these columns dedicated to the birth of great ships that great specialists, by the hundreds, put their best skills to the benefit of the great ship that takes shape under their precise gestures.
A look back at the construction of the first modern cargo ship #ClassePhénix at Piriou Romania in Giurgiu.
10/05/2023Guillaume Le Grand, CEO, and Diana Mesa, Managing Director, visit the construction site in Romania, with their family!
Rigging, draping, autoclaving, splicing, laminating, roughening, fittings, welded, that's our jargon. Our words for our masts. Some terms are very old, others very recent, reflecting the alliance between sailing, an age-old technique, and the new composites of today and tomorrow.
26/04/2023 Visit to the industrial site by our technical team in Romania
It was on the banks of the Danube, at Piriou Romania, that Diana and Guillaume, associates, in company and in family with Olympe and Inès, were able to inspect the first cargo ship of the modern fleet, the Phoenix class "Anemos"
Michel Le Bouëdec has a rare shipbuilding experience. Being in charge of such a building project comes in as a climax of his career. Giving his best to meet a real technical challenge so as to provide future generations with a new climate-friendly vessel and... simply with hope.
The steel-cutting process is a key moment in the life of the vessel. Because sailing ships have a soul, one can say that she is now born.
On September 27, 2022, the construction of the first #TOWT cargo ship, a company founded in 2011, began with the cutting of the first sheet at the ATG Piriou yard.
On October 3, 2022, the construction of the second #SailingCargoShip, began with the cutting of the first sheet at the Piriou shipyard. Join our social media or come here frequently to monitor the ship construction.
TOWT, Sailing carrier since 2011
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