Kammuri (Northwestern Pacific Ocean)

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TRMM satellite flew over the northern half of Tropical Storm Kammuri on Sept. 26 at 1:44 a.m. EDT and saw a strong band of thunderstorms dropping rainfall over 1.2 inches per hour (red).
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Tropical Storm Kammuri continues to strengthen on its north-northwestern track through the Northwestern Pacific Ocean and NASA’s TRMM satellite identified a band of thunderstorms containing heavy rainfall northwest of the storm’s center. Meanwhile NASA’s Aqua satellite got a look at the entire storm and saw that those bands of storms circled the entire storm.

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Edison Chouest Offshore’s new 300 ft Class PSV

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Edison Chouest Offshore’s new 300 ft Class PSV

September 26, 2014—Back in May, Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, LA, delivered the Ms. Charlotte, the first in a series of four 300 Class deepwater platform supply vessels for Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO), Galliano, La. The 4,999 dwt Ms. Charlotte is one of seven vessels—four 300 ft Class and three 270 Class platform supply vessels—acquired by ECO from Bee Mar, LLC, Broussard, LA, a vessel operating unit of Bollinger Shipyards.

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Cannes at its best

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The 36th edition of the Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai drew on a close on Saturday. The five day long regatta ended in grand style and in typical Cote d’Azur conditions, with blue skies, warm weather and light airs. Four races for the Classics and ten for the 12 Metres crowned this year’s winners: Vanity V, Chinook, Mariquita, Sagittarius, Dorade, Sirius, Freya and Speedbird.

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Canfield wins Qualifying while six are set for battle in the Quarters

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Lelystad, Netherlands (26th Sept 2014): Going into the final of 22 flights of Qualifying at the Dutch Match Cup, two of the big guns on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour (AWMRT) were staring down the barrel of elimination. Either Bjorn Hansen of Sweden or Ian Williams of Great Britain would be facing an early bath in Lelystad.

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Vitruvius Launch Grace E at The Monaco Yacht Show 2014

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Vitruvius® Yachts Ltd launch GRACE E at The Monaco Yacht Show 2014
Collaboration between Vitruvius® Ltd and Picchiotti Spa

The latest yacht to be launched by Vitruvius® Ltd and Picchiotti Spa is 73m Grace E. She is the Admiral of the Vitruvius fleet following on from the two motor yachts sold thus far, from the powerful Vitruvius / Picchiotti collaboration. She follows on from 50m Exuma launched in 2010 and 55M Ice Class, Galileo G launched in 2011.

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MAPFRE joins the big adventure

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Insurance giant completes list of boat title sponsors
‘Exceptional opportunity’, says company chief
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ALICANTE, Spain – MAPFRE, the global insurance giant, will be backing the Spanish challenge in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 to complete the fleet’s line-up of title sponsors with just over a week to go before the event’s launch.

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