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This report might also prove an interesting read. It's ironic how the Marshall Islands is the second biggest flag of convenience (after Panama) and therefore responsible for a lot of the lower cost vessels (and the least likely to adopt sustainable technology) out there and yet is one of the first countries to be affected should sea levels rise.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-43759923

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When viewing this thread from time to time, I’ve kept on asking myself the same question - but have never asked it on here.

I’ll be more than happy to be ‘shot down in flames’ for a (perhaps) daft question, but I’d be relaxed about it. Would broaden my knowledge!

So .......... why not nuclear power?  I understand completely the possible reticence of the general public in taking a vessel powered in this way, but ......... is it less safe, is it less economically friendly, is it cheaper to run, is it vastly more expensive to install upfront? Etc, etc.

 

 

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now you're opening a can of worms...

 

Nuclear Ships would require special berths to use, more (highly trained) crew. Some places won;t accept nuclear ships.Then in 30 years time, you have to try and dispose of it...

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11 hours ago, Gardian said:

When viewing this thread from time to time, I’ve kept on asking myself the same question - but have never asked it on here.

I’ll be more than happy to be ‘shot down in flames’ for a (perhaps) daft question, but I’d be relaxed about it. Would broaden my knowledge!

So .......... why not nuclear power?  I understand completely the possible reticence of the general public in taking a vessel powered in this way, but ......... is it less safe, is it less economically friendly, is it cheaper to run, is it vastly more expensive to install upfront? Etc, etc.

 

 

http://www.seatrade-maritime.com/news/europe/just-how-viable-is-nuclear-powered-shipping.html

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18 hours ago, Gardian said:

When viewing this thread from time to time, I’ve kept on asking myself the same question - but have never asked it on here.

I’ll be more than happy to be ‘shot down in flames’ for a (perhaps) daft question, but I’d be relaxed about it. Would broaden my knowledge!

So .......... why not nuclear power?  I understand completely the possible reticence of the general public in taking a vessel powered in this way, but ......... is it less safe, is it less economically friendly, is it cheaper to run, is it vastly more expensive to install upfront? Etc, etc.

 

 

I don't see how a shipping company could afford to decommission the ship and dispose/store the waste, when the UK State has struggled so much with it's ageing power plants. We still don't know what to do with the old storage pools at Sellafield (or even what's in there).

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