MTU introduces new marine genset
March 26, 2014—Rolls-Royce Power Systems has introduced a new MTU marine genset. The genset is based on a 6-cylinder Series 1600 inline engine delivering up to 323 kW output and compliant with IMO Tier II and EPA Tier 3 regulations. The marine engine version is configured for on-board power generation and is derived from a robust and cost-efficient Series 1600 unit used for power generation on land.
Welcome MC sailors to Spring 2014 (finally!) We, like you, are looking forward to another exciting MC season and we want to make sure you have your fast sails ready so you can enjoy the full season! Last year we introduced the Z-One Radial. Designed with a full radial head and clew sections. This has proven to be a winner powering the 2013 National champion and winning many regattas! If you haven’t tried the power of the North Z-One yet, this is the perfect time to do so! See below our complete line of North MC designs for 2014:
2014 North Sails MC Scow Sail Line
Houston Ship Channel reopens for limited marine traffic
March 25, 2014—The Coast Guard has authorized limited marine traffic in the safety zone in the Port of Houston/Galveston for commercial ship traffic, Tuesday. The Channel had been closed since Saturday’s collision between a bulker and a barge resulted in the spill of, according to media reports, some 168,000 gallons of heavy fuel from the barge. Clean up operations are still ongoing, however ships are being prioritized for transit by the Port Coordination Team. Barges are being allowed to transit through the Houston Ship Channel and on the Intracoastal Waterway, after assessment teams deemed the channel clear.
v UK cruise market continues to grow and remains No. 1 in Europe
v Northern Europe now the destination of choice for one in three British passengers
v Europe-wide passenger figures grow 4% to 6.357 million
24th March, 2014 – Figures released today by CLIA UK & Ireland show that 2013 was another record year for the UK cruise market, with continued growth and port embarkations passing the one million mark for the first time.