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      Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

      After almost a month of sailing and anchoring offshore, our crew finally reached Vietnam!

      Coming from: Hua Hin, Thailand

      Weather conditions: Sunny

      Time of arrival: 6:00 PM

      Travelled distance: 1000 NM

      Hydrogen storage level:
      Energy Observer's arrival in Ho Chi Minh City

      The Odyssey continues in South East Asia

      Vietnam is one of the Energy Observer Odyssey's last stopovers in the region, after a large-scale event in Singapore which gathered the vessel and its pedagogical exhibition village, followed by a several-week stopover in Thailand to document the country’s energy and ecological transition’s challenges.

      First stop in Unesco's biosphere reserve

      Our crew first dropped anchor on Phu Quoc Island, a Unesco biosphere reserve also called the Emerald Island, due to the beauty of its natural resources, located on the southwestern tip of Vietnam.

      Energy Observer's arrival on Phu Quoc Island

      Sailing up the Saigon River

      To reach Ho Chi Minh City, our laboratory vessel had to sail up the famous Saigon River. Manoeuvring between barges, junks, and cargo ships: not just any freshwater sailor can do it!

      Because river navigation is sometimes more delicate than in the open sea and brings back some good memories of the Odyssey.

      Heading to the Mekong Region

      After a ten days stopover in Vietnam's largest city, our production team will be heading to the Mekong region to discover more about the country's energy and ecological transition’s challenges.

      Energy Observer in Vietnam