Bansi (Southern Indian Ocean)

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Tropical Cyclone Bansi was seen from the International Space Station.
Image Credit: NASA’s Earth Observatory/NASA JSC/ISS

The Electric Eye of Cyclone Bansi

Though this image may look like they come from a science fiction movie, it is in fact a photograph of tropical cyclone Bansi as seen at night by astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS). The image was taken when the ISS was east of Madagascar.

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Eunice (Southern Indian Ocean)

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This MODIS instrument panorama shows Tropical Cyclone Eunice (left) and Tropical Cyclone Diamondra (right) in the Southern Indian Ocean on Jan. 28, 2015.
Image Credit: NASA’s Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

NASA Panorama of Two Southern Indian Ocean Tropical Cyclones

The MODIS instrument that flies aboard two NASA satellites captured images of Tropical Cyclone Diamondra and Tropical Cyclone Eunice in the South Indian Ocean, and two separate images were combined to make one panorama of the two storms.


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As the World’s Trading Fleet Expands, 2015 Will Likely See Further Increases in Maritime Casualties, IHS Says


Lessons to be drawn from identifying hotspots for casualty incidents and type in previous years

SINGAPORE. (Jan 29, 2015) – Shipping safety remains an ever present issue at the start of 2015 as industry regulators make louder calls to investigate a range of incident types and improve safety standards. According to the latest data from IHS (NYSE: IHS), a leading global provider of critical information and insight, a total of 1,639 maritime casualty incidents were reported during 2014, a 10 percent increase from 2013 when 1,489 incidents were reported.

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Offshore leasing plan gets few industry cheers; Chevron expands deepwater U.S. GoM exploration plans


Offshore leasing plan gets few industry cheers
January 28, 2015—The Obama Administration has announced a proposed offshore oil and natural gas leasing program for 2017-2022. Unveiled by Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Abigail Ross Hopper, the Draft Proposed Program (DPP) includes 14 potential lease sales in eight planning areas – 10 sales in the Gulf of Mexico, three off the coast of Alaska, and one in a portion of the Mid- and South Atlantic.

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Spindrift racing ready to join the elite of world sailing ?on the GC32 Racing Tour 2015


The future of sailing is, quite literally, flying. The catamarans that soared above the waves in the 2013 America’s Cup in San Francisco have taken the sailing world by storm. The boats have revolutionised sailing technology and competition, giving rise to the creation of new classes. The GC32 is one such class, a 10m one-design catamaran which can “take off” in wind speeds of just 8 knots. The carbon-fibre dragonfly has already established its place in regattas around the world, both in costal venues and on some of Europe’s most beautiful lakes. Multihull experts Dona Bertarelli and Yann Guichard and their Spindrift racing team are passionate about innovation and elite international competition, and have decided to join the GC32 Racing Tour 2015.

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Jan AYGP News – Half way mark in the 2014-15 AYGP Season

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2014/2015 AYGP Skipper & Yacht of the Year

Half way mark in the 2014-15 AYGP Season
By AY MultiMedia
Goto 2014-15 AYGP microaite January 28th:
The completion of the Royal Langkawi Int Regatta (Goto Photo Gallery) brings us to the half way point of the 2014-15 AYGP Season and although many skippers have already laid down their marker, there is still a long way to go. Paul Winkelmann’s HH42 Island Fling, has competed on all six events this season and leads the race for the 2014-15 AYGP Skipper and Yacht of the Year awards. Defending champion, Bill Bremner’s Mills King 40 Foxy Lady 6 is rapidly closing in on them and after the RLIR is within 10 points of the leader. Having only contested four events, Bremner’s Foxy Lady 6 has room for improvement, while under the “Best 6 Results to Count” system, Island Fling can only increase by increments that are better than the present regatta results on the AYGP Pointscore.

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Irving gets AOPS build contract; Schettino: I won’t run away


Irving gets AOPS build contract, is surface combatant prime
January 27, 2015—As expected, Diane Finley, Canada’s Minister of Public Works and Government Services, along with Peter MacKay, Regional Minister for Nova Scotia, visited Halifax Shipyards to officially announce the awarding of the build contract with Irving Shipbuilding Inc. for the construction of six Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) as part of the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS). This contract, valued at $2.3 billion, marks the start of the construction phase under the NSPS.

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