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      Kupang, Indonesia

      After 24 days at sea from New Caledonia, our ship reached Kupang, our gateway to Indonesia, to complete some administrative formalities. A stop that will turn into 10 days of quarantine at anchor for sanitary reasons. This will test once again the autonomy of our vessel and the patience of our crew...

      Coming from: Noumea, New Caledonia

      Time of arrival: 9:00 AM

      Travelled distance: 5,097 km

      Hydrogen storage level:

      It is in Kupang on the island of Timor that our ship discovers for the first time the Indonesian archipelago. The climatic conditions of the navigation were very changeable since New Caledonia and are described in our energy balance of the crossing.

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      🇬🇧 ONBOARD | Panic aboard! 🚨

      ❌ The watermaker no longer works...

      💧 What is it used for? The watermaker produces freshwater from seawater. As part of the hydrogen production chain, it is a crucial element on board that provides sanitary water, as well as drinking water to the crew.

      👏 This breakdown is extremely rare, as it concerns the first part of the watermaker... yet, that did not prevent our onboard technicians from carrying out this maintenance successfully in the middle of the ocean!

      🔧 After over 4 hours of tinkering in the engine hold in the blazing heat, our captain and systems engineer managed to repair our precious watermaker. Our navigation towards Indonesia can resume!

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      The provisioning of the crew was also a challenge to prepare the 360 meals, using a maximum of fresh products.

      Lightning strikes at sea

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      💨 Our crew spent 4 days meandering between storms, which delayed their arrival in Indonesia.

      💡 Fun fact: lightning is an incredible source of energy. An average lightning bolt contains about 1 billion joules or about 300 kWh. In other words, one lightning bolt would be enough to power 10 homes in the U.S. for a day (knowing that a typical American home uses about 30 kWh per day)!

      🔋 Yet, when it comes to harvesting lightning energy, things tend to get complicated. Lightning strikes are sporadic and unpredictable, and the components of most electronic devices are not designed to withstand such brutal surges... best to avoid them, especially at sea!

      🎥: @agathe_roullin

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