Season Greetings from AsianYachting & Hobart Race preview

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Seasons Greetings from AsianYachting
From AsianYachting MultiMedia
19 Dec 2014:
We would like to wish everyone a
Merry Christmas plus a safe and prosperous New Year for 2015. Also take this opportunity to thank all our faithful subscribers, regatta organisers and advertising sponsors for coming aboard with us, plus safe boating where ever your travels may take you over the holiday season.

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Clipper Race skipper to receive prestigious US award for Outstanding Seamanship

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The Cruising Club of America (CCA) has confirmed that its 2014 Rod Stephens Trophy for Outstanding Seamanship will be awarded to Sean McCarter, skipper of the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race Northern Irish entry Derry-Londonderry-Doire. The award is in recognition of the way he directed his crew during a dramatic man overboard rescue in the harsh northern Pacific Ocean last March.

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Ceremony signals the start of construction for APT-2 ECO Tanker, the second of five tanker ships to be constructed locally at NASSCO


SAN DIEGO, Dec. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — General Dynamics NASSCO signaled the start of construction of a second “ECO” tanker to be built for American Petroleum Tankers at a steel cutting ceremony at NASSCO’s San Diego-based shipyard. U.S. Rep. Scott Peters signaled the beginning of construction by pressing a button to cut the first piece of steel. NASSCO began construction on the first tanker in September 2014.

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Titan raises bulker bow then scuttles it; Chief Engineer found guilty in magic pipe case


Titan raises bulker bow then scuttles it

December 18, 2014—Crowley Maritime Corp.’s Titan Salvage has successfully refloated the bow, the largest and most challenging section of the wrecked bulk carrier Smart, and then scuttled it in designated waters. The vessel was carrying a load of coal when it went aground in August 2013 in heavy seas in Richards Bay, South Africa.

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