The America’s Cup, sailing’s oldest trophy, touches down in Muscat ahead of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Oman

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The America’s Cup, sailing’s oldest and most prestigious prize, has arrived in the Sultanate ahead of the first Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series event of 2016. The iconic trophy was treated to a grand welcoming ceremony that included a fanfare from a traditional Omani band after arriving at Muscat International Airport.

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First ship loaded with U.S.-produced LNG heads to Brazil; Puerto Rico seeks private partner to operate ferry services

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First ship loaded with U.S.-produced LNG heads to Brazil
February 25, 2016—In an historic voyage for the export of U.S.-produced Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), the Asia Vision left the Sabine Pass Terminal in Louisiana on February 24 loaded with 160,000 m3 of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) destined for Brazil.

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Subic Boracay Race – AY Race Report 1

 

They’re at it again, on the Subic to Boracay Race
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
27:02:2016 Subic Bay, Philippines: Twenty five knot NE wind gusts, crews ready, yachts milling around, testing the start line angle and downwind sail combinations, adrenalin pumping as the seconds tick by, then the high noon starting horn sounds and 18 grand prix yachts are away on another challenging Philippine blue water classic.

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Subic Boracay Race – AY Pre-Regatta Report

 

Line honours up for grabs on Subic Bay to Boracay Race
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
25:02:2016 Subic Bay, Philippines: Once again, the best racing campaigns in Asia, are lining up for the 220nm Philippine blue water classic, Subic Bay to Boracay Race. When the high noon starting signal sounds on Saturday 27th, 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.

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Eastern Shipbuilding delivers escort tug to Bay-Houston; Island Offshore in financial restructuring move

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Eastern Shipbuilding delivers escort tug to Bay-Houston
February 24, 2016—Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Panama City, FL, recently delivered the H. Douglas M, the first in a series of four Z-Tech 2400 Escort & Terminal Tugs for Bay-Houston Towing Co. The 80 ft tug was designed and engineered by naval architectural firm Robert Allan Ltd., Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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