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Some of the major ferry operators in North America—Washington State Ferries, Staten Island Ferry, STQ, and BC Ferries—have or are considering Liquefied Natural Gas as a marine fuel. STQ has already ordered new ferries that will burn LNG and Washington State Ferries plans to convert existing boats to the alternative fuel. Does it make sense for your operation? What about bunkering your vessel and training your crew? What about designs and system costs?

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Jerry (Atlantic Ocean)

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NASA’s TRMM satellite flew over Tropical Depression 11 on Sept. 30 at 5:28 a.m. EDT and saw a “hot tower”near the center (red) that indicated the storm was strengthening into Tropical Storm Jerry.
Image Credit: NASA/SSAI, Hal Pierce

Tropical Depression 11 formed in the central Atlantic Ocean and NASA’s TRMM satellite passed overhead and gathered information and identified a “hot tower” that indicated it would strengthen. The depression became Tropical Storm Jerry on Sept. 30 at 10:30 a.m. EDT.

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RSrnYC AVEVA September Regatta – Race Report

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Report: Phil Riley. Credit all photos: Michael Austen

 

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Shifty conditions upset the pecking order on a few occasions, and final results in two classes required protest room judgements, but the Royal Southern Yacht Club’s AVEVA September Regatta put a lot of smiles on a lot of faces, with handsome trophies for the successful.

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INJURED FEMALE REPORTED ON LONGSTONE ISLAND

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At 14.05hr on Saturday 21st September 2013, Humber Coastguard paged the duty Seahouses RNLI Launch Authority and requested lifeboat assistance after receiving information from the ambulance service that a woman had fallen and had injuries to leg and wrist on Longstone Island, at the Farne Islands. It was decided to launch the All Weather Lifeboat into the harbour and await the arrival of Paramedics. By 14.43hr, the ambulance had still not arrived, so Humber Coastguard requested the Lifeboat to proceed without ambulance personel (All RNLI Crew are trained to RNLI Casualty Care Medic standard, and the Lifeboat carries a comprehensive Trauma Medical Pack). Whilst the lifeboat was underway to Longstone Island, further information was received from the ambulance service, to say that the casualty was not on the Island but on the rocks at Beadnell Point some 3 miles away on the mainland !

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Wutip (Northwestern Pacific Ocean)

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This near-infrared image from the AIRS instrument aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite shows Tropical Storm Wutip closing in on Vietnam (left) on Sept. 27 at 2:05 a.m. EDT.
Image Credit: NASA JPL/Ed Olsen

Tropical Storm Wutip formed in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean today after being born on yesterday, Sept. 26 as Tropical Depression 20W. NASA’s Aqua satellite passed over the tropical cyclone as it was intensifying and saw banding of thunderstorms circling the storm.

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