Amazone Resources cancels pilot voyage to Barbados
FlexTank Amazone Resources on Wednesday canceled its pilot voyage from Suriname to Barbados. The company issued a press release, indicating that it had to carry out an preliminary inspection of the water bag. The inspection has already been carried out and the shipment will take place at a later date. Amazone Resources has reportedly come up with an innovative technique to transport freshwater from rivers in huge quality by putting it in a specially designed water bag. The company has reportedly filled a FlexTank with 2,500 cubic meters of water in the Suriname River for the pilot voyage. The actual commercial FlexTank will reportedly transport 40,000 cubic meters of water to Barbados. That bag will be filled with freshwater at sea before being transported along a distance of 1,000 kilometers to Barbados. The FlexTank technique was tested thoroughly for the very first time on November 17. But the strong current in the Suriname River caused several logistical delays. After having studied the data from the tests, the technical team decided to take another look at the anchor points of the water bag. Amazone Resources announced that the first phase of the test went according to plan. The company has not picked another date yet for the pilot voyage.