Hilton hosts crew of world's first solar ship
Cairo, April 1, 2012
MS Turanor PlanetSolar, the world’s first solar-powered ship which is making an epic round-the-world journey, dropped anchor at Hilton Hurghada Long Beach Hotel along the Red Sea during its last leg of the voyage.
The management of Hilton Hurghada Long Beach Resort in Egypt played host to the ship's five-men crew and held a special dinner for them at the property.
MS Turanor PlanetSolar is using a solar battery totaling 500 sq m as power for the long voyage.
On the last leg of their voyage, the ship dropped anchor in Hurghada International Harbor and the crew were delighted to be welcomed by hotel’s management and staff and treated to a well-deserved meal in the hotel’s restaurant.
The ship had sailed from Monaco on September 2010 aiming to cross the Atlantic Ocean, the Panama Canal, the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and finally the Suez Canal in order to reach the Mediterranean Sea.
“At Hilton Long Beach we encourage environmentally friendly activities and are keen to support and promote green initiatives in every possible way,” remarked Kamel Ajami, general manager of Hilton Hurghada Long Beach.
“Moreover, we constantly work at Hilton to come up with unrivalled innovative initiatives to stand out among our peers,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service