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Q: How fast can a 500 passenger SES (Surface Effect Ship) ferry go?
A: Typical Speeds of 60 knots(110 kms/hr) can be achieved comfortably and efficiently.

Q: How fast can an SES vessel travel in a sea state 3(1.3m or 4.3ft)?
A: SES Skjold tests by the Norwegian Navy have results of 45 knots(83km/h).

Q: Is there a wake when the vessels are operating at high speeds?
A: There is very little wake as the ships are riding on a cushion of air with typically a meter of water draft on very narrow catamaran hulls.

Q: Are the composite hulls stronger than steel or aluminum hulls?
A: Modern composite hulls are not only stronger but are 4-8 times lighter and are not associated with the maintenance required with metal hulls.

Q: Is LNG safe to transport and use as a fuel on board the passenger ferry vessels?
A: LNG is the safest fuel currently available today. In LNG’s 50-plus year shipping history their has never been a major incident. LNG is certified by DNV for use as a fuel source on board marine vessels.

Q: Is HHO gas safe to use onboard passenger and commercial marine vessel’s?
A: HHO fuel gas is produced on demand, on board the vessel and has none of the dangers associated with compressed gas, bulk fuel storage or transfers.

Q: Do LNG and HHO fuel gases harm the environment?
A: LNG currently exceeds all environment regulation everywhere on the Planet and the HHO gas is the future fuel with virtually zero emissions. LNG has no direct damage to the environment and in the case of a spill as it simply floats onto the water surface and dissipates leaving zero pollutant residue.

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