Winners of the Heyerdahl Award announced today

The winner of the Heyerdahl Award 2017 will be announced during Agenda Ocean at Nor-Shipping today.

The nominated candidates for the 2017 Heyerdahl Award are:

· Norsepower Rotor Sail Solution. For harnessing wind power to propel a ship, thus reducing emissions.

· MS Vision of the Fjords. The hybrid low emissions ship entailing a completely new concept for emission-free, silent cruising in the UNESCO world heritage Norwegian Fjords.

· The Ocean CleanUp Project. For its combination of technological innovation, and raising awareness and addressing the global problem of marine litter.