Wind propelling Maersk Tankers' oil transport

Yesterday, the first Maersk Tankers vessel departed from Rotterdam helped along by two new giant sails. In future, even more vessels in the fleet could end up having the sails installed, says the carrier. Video demonstrates how the special sail is mounted on a product tanker.

Photo: PR-foto: Maersk Tankers

The vessel Maersk Pelican has made its first sailing with two giant, concrete pipes that stand out against the landscape.

Late Thursday evening, the vessel departed the port of Rotterdam, where Maersk Tankers installed two 30 meter high "sails" on board.

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