One of the world’s most advanced electric passenger ferries could soon link Belfast and Bangor in Northern Ireland. With a top speed of 69 kilometers (about 43 miles) per hour, the vessels will “fly above the water” with underwater wings lifting up like a plane taking off. They can carry up to 150 passengers with the design mitigating the effects of seasickness and reducing the strength of waves that can damage the shoreline. “Many water-based cities around the world are grappling with the challenge of growing populations, congestion, and pollution. The EF-24 Passenger can provide an immediate green transport solutions that competes economically with road and rail in places like San Francisco, New York, Venice, Istanbul, Dubai and Singapore,” said Dr. Iain Percy, Founder of Artemis Technologies, which manufactures the vessel.

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