Costa Rican hybrid sailboat could curb carbon emissions

This hybrid sailboat could lower carbon emissions

Location: Punta Morales, Costa Rica

200 workers from 27 nations are building a sailboat

that aims to transport cargo without polluting the environment

The vessel is named Ceiba

It will rely on wind power with two auxiliary electric engines

for maneuvering in ports and low winds

(SOUNDBITE) (English) AMERICAN WORKER, LOGAN MCMANUS, SAYING:

''It feels great to be part of something this big and such a scale. The ship itself, of course but also the impact it's going to have. I really hope to see the effect it will have on shipping and the way that we export our goods from Costa Rica and all of this. I decided to come here, partly because of that but also because of the intrigue of the build itself for such a huge vessel."