Nov AYGP News – 2014-15 title race taking shape…

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2014/2015 AYGP Skipper & Yacht of the Year

2014-15 AYGP title race taking shape…
Goto AYGP micrositeBy AY MultiMedia
November 27th: After four events, the 2014-15 AYGP Pointscore is taking shape, as serious contenders for the 2014-15 AYGP Skipper and Yacht of the Year awards are making their mark. Paul Winkelmann’s JV42, Island Fling has competed on all four events this season and has held the lead since the Audi China Coast Regatta and overall victory on the Hong Kong to Hainan Race. Although Bill Bremner’s Mills King 40 Foxy Lady 6 has only contested two events, they have won both and accumulated enough points to hold second place and working on successfully defending the title. Bremner’s Foxy Lady 6, exemplary performance puts them on a nine Asian regatta winning streak since 2012 and with the Phuket King’s Cup looming next week, could make it 10 on the trot.

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Dongfeng battle on thanks to Mr Fixit

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– Escoffier works on repair halfway up 30m mast

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– It’s not too late to enter the game

ALICANTE, Spain, November 27 – China’s Dongfeng Race Team were forced to carry out repairs on Thursday to a detached mast track that could have hampered their challenge in Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race.

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21W (Northwest Pacific)

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On Nov. 26, the TRMM satellite revealed areas of heavy rainfall in fragmented bands east of the center of circulation, where rain was falling at more than 1 inch (25 mm) per hour (red). Japan’s MTSAT-1 satellite provided cloud data.
Image Credit: NASA/NRL

Tropical Depression 21W Forms, Philippines Under Warnings

The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite provided rainfall data as Tropical Depression 21W was making landfall in the southern Philippines on Nov. 26.

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Huge drydock welcomes its first ship;

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Huge drydock welcomes its first ship

November 26, 2014—The largest floating drydock in North America—the 80,000-ton lifting capacity Vigorous—got busy on November 17 with its first drydocking, after being christened by Vigor Industrial at its Portland, OR, facility. The 946 ft vehicle cargo ship SS Algol (T-AKR 287) was the first ship to be serviced in the $50-million drydock. Algol’s sister vessel, SS Capella, is awaiting repairs at Vigor’s Swan Island shipyard.

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Riders – or dodgers – of the storm?

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– Direction dilemma for the fleet

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ALICANTE, Spain, November 26 – A big make-or-break moment for Leg 2 is almost upon the Volvo Ocean Race fleet in the Indian Ocean: do they take on an approaching tropical storm in the next 24 hours or so, or dodge it?

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SOLAS amendments to make IGF Code mandatory approved by Maritime Safety Committee

Small Sovcomflot’s Velikiy Novgorod LNG carrier - credit MAN Diesel

The MSC approved, in principle, the draft International Code of Safety for Ships using Gases or other Low-flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code), and also approved proposed amendments to make the Code mandatory under SOLAS, with a view to adopting both the IGF Code and SOLAS amendments at MSC 95. (Photo: MAN Diesel)

IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), which met at the Organization’s London headquarters for its 94th session, from 17 to 21 November 2014, approved draft SOLAS amendments to make mandatory the International Code of Safety for Ships using Gases or other Low- flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code); adopted other SOLAS amendments; continued its work on its action plan on passenger ship safety; and approved and adopted a number of items put forward by the sub-committees.

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Louisiana shipyard builds “space port drone ship”

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Louisiana shipyard builds “space port drone ship”

November 25, 2014— A shipyard in Louisiana has built what SpaceX entrepreneur Elon Musk describes in a tweet as an “autonomous space port drone ship.” SpaceX plans to land the latest version of its reusable Falcon 9R rocket on the platform vertically. If it succeeds, it will add one more to the whole string of firsts racked up by the company, which was the first private company to send a spacecraft (Dragon) to the International Space Station and which holds multiple NASA contracts.

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