Book Review – 50 Water Adventures to do before you die



This is a book that is a challenge to review because it does several things very well. As the title suggests, it is an inspiring bucket list of marine adventures for thrill seekers. It is also a collection of amazing photographs and a description of activities that are not all in common knowledge. As a source of information and collection of thrilling marine activities from the exciting to the mind blowing, this is a book with no rival. The bottom line is – go out and buy a copy and then start to try the experiences.

Ferries 2014 | Steering Toward the Future

Ferries 2014 Marine Log Ferries 2014

November 11 – 13, 2014
Delray Beach Marriott | Delray Beach, FL


The longest running ferry conference and expo in North America, Marine Log Ferries is an executive event that focuses on the regulatory, legislative and technical issues that impact vessel operations, design and construction.

Keynote speakers at this year’s event include Hon. Christopher A. Hart, Acting Chairman of the NTSB and Gregory A. Dronkert, President & Chief Operating Officer, HMS Ferries, Inc.

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Expert Experience, Practical Advice
A valuable forum for ferry owners and operators, naval architects, shipbuilders and regulators, the three-day event features insightful presentations by some of the foremost experts in ferry design and technology. Individual and panel presentations will provide real world, practical experience that you can use and implement in your own operation.

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SNAME WORKSHOP: LNG Bunkering & Training
For the third day of FERRIES, Marine Log has partnered with SNAME to produce a half day workshop on LNG bunkering and training. The workshop will feature a practical program crafted by some of the foremost experts in the field of LNG. Attendees will also tour a training facility. Space is limited, so sign up early to secure your spot.

Vital Services, New Technologies
At the expo, delegates will be able to learn about the latest products, equipment and services from the leading suppliers and technologists in the ferry market.

If you need to get your finger on the pulse of the ferry market,
then you need to attend MARINE LOG FERRIES.


Edouard (was TD6 – Atlantic Ocean)

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This GOES-East satellite image animation of Edouard from Sept. 13 through 15 showed the storm consolidating. The eye of the hurricane became visible on and off during Sept. 14 in between being obscured by high clouds, and the eye opened again on Sept. 15. TRT: 0:35 Image Credit: NASA/NOAA GOES Project

Satellites Show Edouard’s Transition into an Atlantic Hurricane

NASA’s Terra satellite passed over Tropical Storm Edouard each day from September 12 through 14 and captured imagery of the storm as it grew into a hurricane. NOAA’s GOES-East satellite covers the Atlantic Ocean and takes visible images during the day and infrared images at night to show the movement of weather systems. Those images were compiled into a movie from Sept. 13 through 15 showing movement and intensification of Edouard into a hurricane. NASA’s HS3 Mission also investigated the storm.

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Club Nàutic S’Arenal
15 September 2014

Racing is abandoned on Race Day 2 after over five hours’ on water postponement
An anti-climax on race day 2 here at the 470 Worlds in Santander, Spain as again there was no wind. The 470 Men and 470 Women fleets were initially postponed on shore.

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Kalmaegi (was TD15W – Northwestern Pacific Ocean)


NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image on September 15 at 05:15 UTC (1:15 a.m. EDT) of Typhoon Kalmaegi (15W) in the South China Sea.
Image Credit: NASA Goddard MODIS Response Team

NASA’s Aqua satellite observed Typhoon Kalmaegi crossing the South China Sea and a satellite image from the MODIS instrument aboard made it look like a whirlpool of clouds.

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Odile (Eastern Pacific)

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TRMM image of Odile
NASA’s TRMM Satellite measured rainfall in Odile on Sept. 15. Odile contained intense thunderstorms around the eye above 12.5 km (about 7.8 miles) high dropping rain at a rate of over 188.4 mm (about 7.4 inches) per hour.
Image Credit: NASA/SSAI, Hal Pierce

NASA”s Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite known as TRMM captured data on powerful Hurricane Odile revealing heavy rainfall from powerful thunderstorms as it made landfall in Baja California. Odile tied a record for strongest hurricane to hit the Baja in over 40 years.

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