Aft section of MOL Comfort sinks

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Aft section of MOL Comfort sinks

June 27, 2013—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. reports the aft part of the containership MOL Comfort sank in the open sea near 14’26″N 66’26″E (water depth about 4,000 m) at 16:48 JST (11:48 Dubai time) on June 27. Both halves of five year old vessel had been afloat since the hull fractured in two parts June 17 when the vessel encountered heavy weather in the Indian Ocean. MOL reported that the fore part of the ship, also being towed, was stable.

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Historic Whaleship Charles W. Morgan to Launch on July 21

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Public Ceremony to Celebrate National Historic Landmark’s Return to the Water

 

Mystic, Conn. – After a multi-million dollar restoration lasting almost five years, the whaleship Charles W. Morgan, a National Historic Landmark and America’s oldest surviving commercial vessel, will return to the water Sunday, July 21, 2013.

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Race Ready

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Key points:
– All 12 M34s are back on the water in Dunkirk, France
– The entire fleet has been measured and approved for one design racing
– Tomorrow: Practice Race (12.30pm departure time at the docks)

The Tour de France à la Voile 2013 is clear to start: all measurements are approved and all craning operations complete. Tomorrow’s practice race will not count towards the overall ranking but it marks the official start of the 36th edition.

Earlier this afternoon teams were busy polishing the bottoms of their hulls as race officials completed final measurements before the official start the 1,200-mille long 2013 route. All 12 M34s are now docked alongside Hollandais Pier in Dunkirk marina.

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Jet-Tern Marine, a yard in motion

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Selene Trawler Yachts are built by Jet-Tern Marine Group, established in 1998 by Howard Chen of Taiwan, who remains the owner today. Jet-Tern Marine has production facilities in Zhuhai and Dongguan in China. The yard has built more than 400 robust trawler yachts for proud owners all over the world. In collaboration with Guido de Groot design, Jet-Tern Marine developed a new line of Ocean Explorers, namely the Selene 78, 92 and 128 Ocean Explorer. The Selene 78 and 92 are currently being developed and will be introduced in 2014.

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French 52 makes eight for Royal Cup Marina Ibiza

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Ibiza, June 27th, 2013
Eight 52’s will race next week when the 52 SUPER SERIES is hosted for the first time on the Balearic Island of Ibiza. The second European regatta of the season, the Royal Cup, reflects the initiative of the owners to choose venues which are a mix of established, key regattas and standalone regattas at desirable, perhaps less well known locations.

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Tropical Storm Cosme (Eastern Pacific)

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NOAA’s GOES-15 satellite captured Hurricane Cosme when its eye was very close to Clarion Island, Mexico and its maximum sustained winds were near 80 mph. The northernmost extent of Cosme’s clouds were covering the southern Baja California peninsula. Credit: NASA GOES Project

NASA’s Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite captured the third named Eastern Pacific tropical cyclone as it grew to hurricane strength. Hurricane Cosme was bringing those winds to Clarion Island, Mexico on June 26 and its northernmost clouds extended over southern Baja California.

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