Identifying barriers to cutting emissions through just-in-time operations as intersessional working group meets

16/10/2018​Reducing the amount of time ships spend waiting outside port and at anchor could significantly reduce ship emissions, according to studies carried out by members of the IMO GloMEEP Global Industry Alliance (GIA). Ships can spend hours or days waiting at anchor outside ports, but providing ships with regular updates about the availability of berths, especially in the last twelve hours prior to port arrival, can support significant reductions in ship and port emissions.

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Inside Melges. The October Issue

Second consecutive Melges 20 World Championship title for Drew Freides’s Pacific Yankee Team! All it took was one last, wild ride the final day of competition to give the International Melges 20 Class Association its second-ever, double, back-to-back World Champion – Drew Freides’ PACIFIC YANKEE. His magic combination team of tactician Morgan Reeser and crew Charlie Smythe came from third to finish first overall, crowning them supreme for a second year in a row. Watch Freides in this Melges Interview: See the Photos:

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Mid October AYGP News – East Asian Skippers scale the 2018-19 AYGP Rankings


Mid October 2018 – AsianYachting Grand Prix – NewsGoto 2018-19 AYGP Microsite

2018/2019 AYGP Skipper & Yacht of the Year
“Hardest sports trophy to win in Asia”

East Asian Skippers scale the 2018-19 AYGP Rankings…
By AY MultiMedia
Oct 17th 2018: By posting 6 race wins in classes with 5 yachts or more, Tiffany Koo’s King Mills 40 Hero Racing Team and Lowell Chang’s AC35 Dexter II have tied on 16 points, for the Highest AYGP Score, at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club’s China Coast Regatta and slot into equal 3rd place, on their debut in the 2018-19 AYGP Rankings. Five race wins for Sam Chan’s TP52 FreeFire secured the IRC 0 title and Peter Churchouse’s Warwick Custom Moonblue 2, clean sweep of the Premier Cruising Class, are outstanding achievements but having less than 5 entries in their class, enter the 2018-19 AsianYachting Grand Prix (AYGP) Rankings, in 9th and 14th place respectively. Current AYGP Rankings can be browsed by clicking on SkipperYachtRegatta and Scoring System.

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2018 Melges 32 World Championship Kicks Off in Cagliari

2018 Melges 32 World Championship – Cagliari, Italy

CAGLIARI, Italy (October 16, 2018) – For a third and final week in a row, Melges mania will storm the shores of Cagliari, Italy for the 2018 Melges 32 World Championship hosted by Yacht Club Cagliari. After last weekend’s crowning of Drew Freides as the 2018 Melges 20 World Champion, the hallowed waters off Cagliari will hail to another supreme team this week. Starting on Wednesday, October 17, running thru Saturday, October 20, a maximum of ten races will be held.

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Hit by Hurricane Michael, Eastern Shipbuilding starts recovery efforts; Seafarers and digital disruption

Hit by Hurricane Michael, Eastern Shipbuilding starts recovery efforts
October 16, 2018 — Both of Panama City, FL, headquartered Eastern Shipbuilding Group’s shipyards have been damaged by Category 4 Hurricane Michael. Just one indication of the severity of the storm: The 261-foot Alaska factory trawler North Star, which had been nearing completion at Eastern, was pictured resting on its starboard side in the waters of Saint Andrews Bay, FL, October 12, after being swept from its moorings.

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New Wärtsilä Hybrid Centre will boost sustainable shipping

Image caption:The new Wärtsilä Hybrid Centre will provide customers with the opportunity to learn more about the Wärtsilä HY hybrid power module.

Wärtsilä Corporation, Trade press release, 17 October 2018 at 2 pm EEST

The technology group Wärtsilä has inaugurated its new Hybrid Centre, the first of its kind in the world. The facility represents an innovative concept that will enable further development and deployment of the Wärtsilä HY hybrid power module, while at the same time providing customers with the possibility to experience the benefits of the Wärtsilä HY. It will also be used to train crews and provide hands-on experience for technicians. The inauguration ceremony took place on October 17.

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Seafarers’ Mental Health is Focus of New Training Programme Offered Free to Mariners Worldwide

KVH Videotel introduced a new training package, “Seafarers Mental Health and Wellbeing,” yesterday during the 5th Annual International Shipowning & Shipmanagement Summit in London, and announced that the package will be available free of charge throughout the industry due to the critical importance of the topic. The programme was produced in association with the International Seafarers Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) and comprises a short video, facilitator notes, and information booklets from ISWAN on mental health issues at sea. To obtain “Seafarers Mental Health and Wellbeing,” please visit

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