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Candies newbuild to have Siemens diesel-electric solution

September 29, 2014—A 107 m x 22 m Subsea Support & Construction Vessel (SSCV) being built by Otto Candies LLC at its Candies Shipbuilding yard in Houma, LA , is to have a Siemens Blue Drive Plus C low voltage diesel electric propulsion (DEP) solution. Announcing the award of a $6 million integrated propulsion solution contract, Siemens Industry said its solution improves reliability due to fail safe features that will increase fuel efficiency and provide ultra-low THD on the vessel’s main 480V power distribution system along with overall safety and ease of operation for the vessel and crew, reduced maintenance costs and more efficient operation of the propulsion system.

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Nordic American Tankers Limited (NYSE:NAT) NAT involved in rescuing 150 persons.

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Hamilton, Bermuda, September 29, 2014

 

Nordic American Tankers Limited (“NAT” or “the Company”) announced today that one of the Company’s vessels, the Nordic Passat, performed a rescue operation, involving 150 people in the Mediterranean last Saturday afternoon, September 27, 2014. The refugees were in a wooden boat with engine trouble. Nordic Passat was in an area South East of Sicily when it got involved in the rescuing of the refugees and brought them to Augusta in Italy this Monday morning. The refugees come from Somalia, Eritrea, Bangladesh, Sudan and Palestinians from Syria and Palestinians from Lebanon. There were 14 children, 19 women and 117 men among the refugees who were in relatively good condition and were given food and shelter onboard the ship.

 

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Kammuri (Northwestern Pacific Ocean)

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On Sept. 29 NASA’s Terra satellite saw the bulk of strong storms within Tropical Storm Kammuri were stretched out. The storm had elongated from southwest to northeast.
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Tropical Storm Kammuri continues to appear more like a cold front on satellite imagery as it transitions into an extra-tropical storm over the Northwestern Pacific Ocean.

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Rachel (Eastern Pacific)

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NASA’s Aqua satellite saw Rachel when it was briefly a hurricane off Baja California on Sept. 28 at 5:15 pm. EDT.
Image Credit: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

Tropical Storm Rachel strengthened into a hurricane over the weekend of Sept. 27 and 28, only to weaken back into a tropical storm by Sept. 29. NASA’s Aqua satellite passed over Rachel before it weakened and took a visible picture of the storm off Baja California’s coast.

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Phanfone (Northwestern Pacific Ocean)

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The MODIS instrument aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite took this visible image of Tropical Storm Phanfone in the Northwestern Pacific, on track for the Northern Marianas Islands.
Image Credit: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

Newborn Tropical Storm Phanfone Triggers Warnings in Northwestern Pacific

NASA’s Aqua satellite passed over newborn Tropical Storm Phanfone on Sept. 29 and captured a picture of the storm that showed thunderstorms wrapped tightly around the storm’s center, and a large band of thunderstorms spiraling into the center from the east. Phanfone is now a threat to various islands and warnings are in effect.

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EBDG and Voith Turbo Marine to Discuss SI Ferry Design at Ferries 2014

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The Staten Island Ferry got a big boost in the form of a $191.6 million federal grant that will fund the construction of two new 4,500–passenger ferries, harden ferry facilities against flood damage, and add emergency ferry landings around New York City. The funding was jointly announced by U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio.

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Perseverance

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It took quite a lot of patience and perseverance for organisers and crews alike, but in the end, after a long wait, the breeze made its appearance on the Bay of Cannes. Postponement flags were lowered and all the classes reached their respective race areas. The Classics had a coastal race in the La Napoule bay, the 12 Metres had two very contested races and the Dragons, on their final and decisive day, one race that not only crowned the Régates Royales’ winner but also awarded the Mauritius Island special trophy. With only one day left the standings become clearer but the light winds expected for tomorrow could well reshuffle the cards.

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Safran-Guy Cotten: end of a great season for Gwénolé Gahinet

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Gwénolé Gahinet took 11th place in the first edition of the Lorient Horta Solo after crossing the finish line in Lorient harbour at 03:21:09 hrs (French time) on Sunday. The skipper of Safran-Guy Cotten completed this 1250-mile race between Horta in the Azores and Lorient in Brittany, France in 8 days 12 hours 21 minutes and 09 seconds. The race was won by the young Adrien Hardy (Agir Recouvrement) and marks the end of the first season for Gahinet on the Figaro Bénéteau circuit.

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