Indosail project, sail assisted freighter series

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  1. xrudi
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    xrudi Rudi Scholz

    The project indosail came from 1985 done by PT. Pal, Indonesia with TU Hamburg ,Germany assistant. Mr. Schenzle published some article about this sail assisted freighter and his wind channel and towing tank tests. A ship with 3 masts about 50 m were build. This boat assisted in the relief effort after the tsunami in Indonesia. In 2012 it sunk in Jakarta before its yearly docking. Is there anything left of this project?
     
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    xrudi Rudi Scholz

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    xrudi Rudi Scholz

    This designs had 2,4, 5 masted versions. I have been on the 3 masted version in the 1990s.
     

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    Peter Schenzle presented a paper about the Indosail Project at the Commercial Sail conference at Southampton University in 1985- I was a student there then, and I was allowed to attend the conference (and receive a copy of the proceedings) in exchange for helping out with running the conference.
    This was very useful for me, as my final year design project was for a similar sized vessel, but for trading in the West Indies.
    I tried to find out some more info about the project a few years ago, and Google told me that Maruta Jaya had sunk, which is very sad news.
    I wonder if any other vessels were built as part of the Indosail Project?
     
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    xrudi Rudi Scholz

    We are getting old. Here some information about this project. See attached. I'm looking for the wind channel tests published published in 1983 during the boat building show in Hamburg.
    Was there a vessel built for the West Indies? I think PT. Pal in Surabaya should still have the full set of building drawings. Unfortunately Dr. Habibie is not active any longer.
    I have been on board the Matura Jaya after the race from Bali to Jakarta for the 50 years of Indonesian independence celebration.
    I think the idea is still valid. During this time we were afraid that we won't have enough oil to transport the goods from A to B. This was the time when the Autobahn was closed on Sundays in Germany. Today we are afraid about the environmental problems such a transport will create. Not much has been done to my knowledge in this field since then.
     

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    Yes, definitely getting old!
    Your attachment is the paper that Peter Schenzle also presented at the conference in Southampton.
    Sadly there wasn't any vessel of this type ever built for the West Indies. There were still locally built timber schooners and sloops carrying cargo under sail between the islands up until about 15 years ago, but I don't think that any are still active (in the Eastern Caribbean at least).

    A 30 metre steel cargo schooner called 'Ruth' was built on the beach here in Barbados - she took 15 years to build, and was launched 4 years ago. She is not yet carrying cargo - they still are experiencing problems with bureaucracy and paperwork - but they are hoping to be carrying cargo soon. They did carry relief supplies to Anguilla after Hurricane Maria there in 2017.
    www.schoonerruth.com

    And Avontuur used to carry cargo between the islands in the Caribbean under sail up until about 15 years ago - since then she has been completely re-built, and is trading again.
    Ship - Timbercoast https://timbercoast.com/en/ship/
    She arrived in Horta (in the Azores) yesterday after a 13 day passage from Halifax in Nova Scotia.
    Vessel details for: AVONTUUR (Cargo) - IMO 5336600, MMSI 218863000, Call Sign DGDL2 Registered in Germany | AIS Marine Traffic https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/shipid:221170/vessel:AVONTUUR

    And a new 3 masted barque called 'Ceiba' is currently being built in Costa Rica -
    sailcargo inc. https://www.sailcargo.org/

    She was inspired by the timber sailing cargo vessel 'Tres Hombres' which has no engine - she sails to the Caribbean every year from Holland and returns with rum and chocolate amongst other goods.
    Tres Hombres | https://fairtransport.eu/ https://fairtransport.eu/tres-hombres/
    She was last heard from on Marinetraffic 2 weeks ago in the Dominican Republic.
    Vessel details for: TRES HOMBRES (Sailing Vessel) - MMSI 577333000, Call Sign YJQF3 Registered in Vanuatu | AIS Marine Traffic https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/shipid:3605668/mmsi:577333000/imo:0/vessel:TRES_HOMBRES/
     
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