Former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi's thoughts on decarbonisation in shipping were not widely reported.

But the deposed strongman's former yacht Che Guevera may be about to become a footnote in the sector's drive to cut emissions.

Norwegian shipbuilder Green Yacht and design studio Coase Design are teaming up to transform the boat into a sleek hydrogen-powered vessel called Hydrogen Viking.

The companies claim it will become the world's first emission-free, high-speed luxury yacht.

Che Guevara, a 28-metre vessel of the Sunseeker Predator 95 design, grounded on a reef in Malta in 2012.