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All eyes on Namibia: a rare bird in the energy world

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Walvis Bay, Namibia 22°57'12.5"S 14°28'53.6"E The Odyssey
Energy Observer's arrival in Walvis Bay, Namibia

Walvis Bay, Namibia

After 743 nautical miles from Cape Town, South Africa, our laboratory vessel has dropped anchor in Walvis Bay, Namibia, the final stopover of the African chapter of our round-the-world Odyssey.

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Cape Town, South Africa The Innovations
Les réservoirs d'hydrogène d'Energy Observer retirés de leurs caissons

An unprecedented operation on the hydrogen system

For the first time since the vessel's launch in 2017, the hydrogen tanks on board Energy Observer were removed from their casings for an inspection of the entire high-pressure circuit. This operation kept the team on its toes for over 3 days in Cape Town, South Africa.

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All (or almost) you need to know about coal

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Cape Town, ZA 33°54'11.6"S 18°25'21.6"E The Odyssey
Energy Observer's arrival in Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa

Energy Observer's 80th round-the-world stopover is officially underway! Our vessel and crew arrived in Cape Town in bright sunshine after rounding the Cape of Good Hope in the early morning.

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Gqeberha, South Africa 33.9608° S, 25.6022° E The Odyssey
Energy Observer's arrival in Gqeberha

Gqeberha, South Africa

After two days of sailing from Durban, Energy Observer took shelter in Gqeberha!

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Renewables in Africa and the Kenyan example

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Maputo, Mozambique 29° 51 31.249" S 31° 1 18.625" E The Odyssey
Energy Observer in Durban

Durban, South Africa

Relive Energy Observer's first steps in South Africa!

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Maputo, Mozambique 25° 5713.4064 S, 32° 3519.3596 E The Odyssey
Marin Jarry, captain of Energy Observer

Maputo, Mozambique

Heading to Durban, Energy Observer had to make an unscheduled stopover... in Mozambique! Offshore, 5-meter high waves and force 8 winds threatened our safety. The captain thus decided to take shelter to protect the boat and crew.

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Mayotte, france 12.8275° S, 45.1662° E The Odyssey
Energy Observer heading to Mayotte

Mayotte, France

After 840 nautical miles, a lot of sun, a few rain squalls, some current with and against us, spectacular skies, technical worries, and a change of route: Energy Observer has arrived in Mayotte!

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