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The US’s first hydrogen-fueled ship is officially ready to set sail [Video]

Photo: SWITCH Maritime

The Sea Change, a hydrogen-powered catamaran ferry, just got Coast Guard clearance to operate commercially in the Bay Area.

Maritime vessel developer SWITCH Maritime received US Coast Guard approval on Friday to operate its flagship hydrogen ferry, the Sea Change, as a public ferry service.

 “We are immensely grateful for the support from the US Coast Guard and all our partners along the path to completion,” said Pace Ralli, CEO of SWITCH. “This is not the finish line, but just a starting point from which to build many more.”

The Sea Change is equipped with hydrogen fuel cells that power its all-electric motors. These cells allow the vessel to travel up to 300 nautical miles (345 miles) at speeds of up to 15 knots (17 mph) and don’t require shoreside charging infrastructure.

Built and launched at All American Marine shipyard in Bellingham, Washington, the Sea Changeis a 75-passenger catamaran ferry featuring …

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