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Great Lakes Shipyard gets $4.9 million order for two tugs
October 28 2014—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) Board of Trustees has awarded a more than $4.9 million contract to Great Lakes Shipyard of Cleveland, OH, for two new tugboats to support the operation of the Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant. The tugs are scheduled for delivery in 2017. The order follows an award last year of a contract to Bristol Harbor Group to engineer and design the tugs.

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Nilofar (Arabian Sea)

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NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image on Oct. 28 at 06:50 UTC (2:50 a.m. EDT) as Tropical Cyclone Nilofar was moving north in the Arabian Sea.
Image Credit: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

NASA Gets a Stare from Cyclone Nilofar’s 14 Mile-Wide Eye

Tropical Cyclone Nilofar developed an eye on Oct. 28 that seemed to stare at NASA’s Terra satellite as it passed overhead in space. Warnings are already in effect from the India Meteorological Department as Nilofar is forecast to make landfall in northwestern India.

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Hanna (was TD9 – Atlantic Ocean)

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On Oct. 27 at 16:00 UTC (12 p.m. EDT) NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image of Tropical Storm Hanna (09L) over Honduras and Nicaragua border.
Image Credit: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

Remnants of Tropical Depression Soaking Central America

NASA’s Terra satellite passed over Tropical Storm Hanna on Oct. 27 when it made landfall near the northern Nicaragua and southern Honduras border.

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China Cup – AY Race Report 4 & Summary

China Cup International Regatta 2014

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AY Race Report 4 & Summary

Final Day 4 – Three-way gunfight to determine winners
By AsianYachting MultiMediaCCIR Media – Sailing Intelligence
Monday, 27th October, Shenzhen, China: With Vatti Sailing (2012 winner) and Vanke Longcheer (2013 winner) tied on 11 points at the top of the leaderboard, and Beijing Sailing Center (2011 winner) just a point behind in third place, all eyes were on the crucial start sequence today. Vanke Longcheer chose the favoured pin end, with Vatti Sailing mid-line and Beijing Sailing Center, held up in the second row. As they made their way along the course, Vanke Longcheer seemed to be heading for a light patch, while Vatti Sailing were forced to tack away and dip the boat behind, while Beijing Sailing Center struggled in bad air from the yachts in front. The passage course took them out to nearby islands and back, which would ultimately determine the winner in this hotly contested class.

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Prosecutors seek death penalty for Sewol captain

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Role of robots in maritime search and rescue explored

October 27, 2014—The NATO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE), part of the NATO Science and Technology Organization, recently held sea trials that successfully tested and demonstrated the integration of robotic platforms, including Unmanned Surface Vehicles and Unmanned Aerial Systems for Search and Rescue (SAR) operations. The sea trials, from October 13 to 24, were held as part of ICARUS (Integrated Components for Assisted Rescue and Unmanned Search operations) project, which is funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Program for Research and Innovation (FP7).

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