At 2:58pm on Saturday 19th October 2019, UK Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses All Weather Lifeboat, to go to the assistance of a 16.7m fishing vessel from Fraserburgh with 4 crew, which had suffered steering failure 16 miles east of the Farne Islands. Sea conditions were rough and deteriorating, with the wind speed also increasing.

Welcome to the IBJ e-Newsletter

The IBJ e-newsletter is aimed specifically at the dry bulk cargo handling and shipping industry. It delivers regularly updated news on the bulk industry worldwide.

The newsletter includes the latest developments in bulk ports and logistics, shipping, equipment and commodities and is a must read source of news for busy executives in this important global sector.

International Bulk Journal is the magazine for the maritime bulk industry, established in 1981. IBJ’s highly experienced and skilled staff have decades of experience within the international shipping and freighting publishing business. They, along with a network of globally located freelance journalists and sales and marketing agents, create a magazine which has become essential reading in its sector.

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SMT’s Technical Division Offers Polar Code Crew Training

The adoption by the IMO of the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code) makes it mandatory for ships sailing into Artic or Antarctic waters to demonstrate that extra precautions have been taken in relation to safety, protection of the environment and seafarer competence.

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Exmouth Firework Display and Exmouth RNLI Annual Review

Photo : Exmouth RNLI All Weather Lifeboat R & J Welburn Credit : John Thorogood / Exmouth RNLI

Photo : Mark Dowie, RNLI CEO Credit : RNLI

Exmouth RNLI are pleased to announce their Fireworks Display 2019 that will take place on the Imperial Recreation Ground, Exmouth on the evening of Tuesday 5 November.

RHKYC Nha Trang Rally – Race Report 4


Goto Hong Kong to Vietnam Race

Goto 2019-20 AYGP  Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club Nha Trang Rally

Race Report 4
By RHKYC Media

2019/20 AY Grand Prix Event

FreeFire triumphs in IRC Overall
By RHKYC Media

19th Oct 1900hrs:
Joachim Isler and Andrew Taylor’s Mills 41 Ambush was the final boat to sail into Nha Trang, Vietnam last night (18 Oct) at 22h 40m 42s (HK Time), putting her in 1st place for IRC Race 1 division. Sam Chan’s TP 52 FreeFire finished the rally in corrected elapsed time of 66h 22m 7s, all eyes had been on Ambush to see if she could wrestle the Overall prize from FreeFire but it was not to be.
That was our quickest time ever to Nha Trang and a great result. When the numbers were crunched USA’s Bryon Ehrhart’s J/V Maxi 72, Lucky missed out on the daily double by 57 minutes and slotted into 2nd overall.

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Mauritius route record: Francis Joyon is on his way

Francis Joyon set off this morning on his attempt at the Mauritius Route record between Port Louis (Brittany) and Port Louis (Mauritius). At 0911hrs UTC on Saturday 19th October, the skipper of IDEC SPORT crossed the start line off the Citadel of Port Louis (Morbihan). Ahead of the boat, a complicated 8,800-mile long solo voyage to the island of Mauritius. Francis is attempting to smash his own reference time of 26 days, 4 hours and 13 minutes set ten years ago. To improve on that time, he will have to finish before 1324hrs UTC on 14th November. The Mauritius Route is the first Act of his campaign of record attempts in Asia, the IDEC SPORT ASIAN TOUR.

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Formula Newsletter

Formula 430 SSC Featured in Enewsletter! 

If you subscribe to’s enewsletters, you saw that the 430 SSC was featured in their Wednesday edition. The 430 SSC was truly the talk of the industry when this video was shot in 2017 – view video here! Its unique combination of a sprawling bowrider cockpit with multiple seating and entertainment zones, plus a spacious, contemporary cabin fully equipped with galley, head and sleeping for four, coupled with the optional quad Mercury 400 Racing outboards ensured the 430’s enviable position in the marine industry (trust us, check out the video). Although coaxed the 430 to 64.2 mph, Formula lists a top end of 59-62 mph, depending on conditions—either way, this boat is an impressive performer. The video still rings true today, but you never know when a new twist might pop up.

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