Glenda (was 14S – South Indian Ocean)


NASA’s Terra satellite captured a visible image of Glenda on Feb. 27 that revealed the bulk of storm’s clouds pushed southeast of the center.
Image Credit: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

NASA’s Terra Satellite Sees Tropical Cyclone Glenda Stretching Out

NASA’s Terra satellite revealed that Tropical Cyclone Glenda was being stretched out by wind shear on Feb. 27.

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Davie lays keel for LNG fueled ferry; Michigan shipyard faces $242,940 in OSHA fines


Davie lays keel for LNG fueled ferry
February 27, 2015—Chantier Davie Canada Inc. held a keel-laying ceremony at its Lévis, Québec, shipyard to mark the beginning of the hull assembly for the MV Armand-Imbeau II. The vessel is the first of two dual-fuel liquefied natural gas (LNG) RoPax passenger ferries being built for Société des Traversiers du Québec (STQ). The MV Armand-Imbeau II is scheduled to be delivered by the shipbuilder in Fall 2015 followed by its sister ship, the MV Jos-Deschênes II, four months later. They will be the first LNG fueled ferries to be built in North America.

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Become an Exhibitor at Tugs & Barges 2015 | Seattle, WA


A Market of Opportunities

It’s a dynamic time for the tug, towboat and barge market. The price of oil is half of what it was a year ago. Regulatory pressures are impacting the way vessels have to be designed, built and operated, and how crews are trained. New technologies such as next generation diesel engines, hybrid propulsion, and Liquefied Natural Gas as a fuel are being introduced and explored.

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Subic to Boracay Race – AY Pre-Regatta Report

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Battle for Subic to Boracay Race line honours
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
27:02:2015 Subic Bay, Philippines: When the high noon starting signal sounds on Saturday, a formidable lineup of maxi yachts, Frank Pong’s RP 75 Jelik, Geoff Hill’s Smith 72 Custom Antipodes and Syd Fischer’s Dubois 90 Ragamuffin 90 will be fighting over line honours on the 200nm, Subic Bay to Boracay Race. If weather conditions are suitable, they will also be trying to break Jelik’s record (20 hrs, 52 mins, 32 secs) set back in 2011. In all, 15 yachts divided into 3 classes will brace themselves for a challenging and tactical race. First up, is getting out of Subic Bay, then through the Verde Island Passage, round the tricky Dumali Point and then a downwind sleigh ride all the way to Boracay. Renown for its windy conditions, top Asian racing yachts enjoy testing the crew skills, in pursuit of an elusive victory. The tropical destination of Boracay is also the lure for sailors, where action on and off the water is guaranteed.

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McDermott and Petrofacs in SURF marketing alliance; HOS sells four OSVs to MSC


McDermott and Petrofacs in SURF marketing alliance
February 26, 2015—McDermott International, Inc. and London-based international oilfield services provider Petrofac Limited have formed a strategic marketing alliance to pursue top-tier deepwater subsea, umbilical, riser and flowline (“SURF”) projects. The five-year alliance expects to provide oil and gas companies a competitive, integrated solution across a broad range of complex engineering, procurement, construction, installation (“EPCI”) subsea projects in deep and ultra-deepwater across the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, Mexico, Brazil, the North Sea, Mediterranean and West Africa.

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NATO Maritime Commander visits IMO training in Greece


26/02/2015 Vice Admiral Peter Hudson CBE Royal Navy, NATO Maritime Commander, visited the two-week Advanced Maritime Law Enforcement/Training of Trainers course taking place at NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Centre (NMIOTC), in Souda Bay, Crete, Greece (23 February to 6 March). The course is being conducted under the auspices of the Djibouti Code of Conduct (DCoC) and the Djibouti Regional Training Centre with the support and supervision of the IMO Secretariat’s Kiruja Micheni, and benefits from the high NATO standards embraced by NMIOTC. The course included training in evidence collection at a simulated crime scene on board a ship.

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Glenda (was 14S – South Indian Ocean)


NASA’s Aqua passed over Glenda on Feb. 25 at 06:47 UTC and saw strong thunderstorms with cloud top temperatures near -63F/-52C (purple) and a hint of an eye forming.
Image Credit: NASA JPL, Ed Olsen

NASA Sees the Tropical Cyclone Glenda Away from Land

NASA’s Aqua satellite gathered infrared data on the Southern Indian Ocean’s Tropical Cyclone Glenda that showed powerful thunderstorms circling the storm’s center.

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Reduced price for rescue ship HAGBART WAAGE.

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Hagbart Waage

Reduced price NOK 4.300.000 to NOK 3,800,000 keen seller, try offer.

Norwegian rescue ship “Hagbart Waage” converted into a passenger vessel in Norway.
Built at Smedvik Mek Verksted A/S/Hasund mek. Varksted A/S in 1968 to DnV Class.

LOA: 22.87 metres
Beam: 6.02 metres
Draft: 2.85 metres

Top speed: 10 knots

Main engine: 2 x Detroit Diesel 8V-71N, 242 bHp each with Twin-Disk gearboxes.

“Hagbart Waage” is the sister vessel of the most famous “Fredrikstad” rescue ship that was converted into an exclusive pleasure yacht and have sailed around the word with passengers for more than 15 years now.
“Hagbart Waage” was converted to passenger vessel in Norway and had the restauration of the main lounge and large sun deck finished in 2008. Since then she has taken passengers on cuises to both Greenland and Spetsbergen up in the north.

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