Nordic American Tankers Limited – Delivery of ships


Naming Ceremony – Mr and Mrs Yean Sin Kim, Siv Helset, Marianne Lie, Mr Herbjørn and Mrs Solveig Hansson.

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Naming ceremony for two new ships

On Wednesday the 24th of August, the chargé d’affaires a.i. of the Norwegian Embassy, Ms Marianne Damhaug, attended the naming ceremony of two new ships: the Nordic Star, and Nordic Space.

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The Baiona-Angra Atlantic Race, a unique adventure for “Xekmatt”

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– One month after his victory, José Carlos Prista, owner and skipper of “Xekmatt” talks about this “unique adventure”, organised by the Monte Real Club de Yates and Angra Iate Clube
– José Carlos Prista, at 68, with an average of 30 races per year has a long resume of victories in major trophies such as the Príncipe de Asturias Trophy

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Navy investigates LCS 1 main propulsion diesel casualty; Ardent had Caribbean Fantasy covered

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Navy investigates LCS 1 main propulsion diesel casualty
August 29, 2016 —Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (CNSP) is investigating a July 11 incident in which the Navy’s first littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) experienced a casualty to one of its main propulsion diesel engines (MPDE).

Illbruck Crowned 2016 Melges 20 World Champion, Savoini Claims Corinthian World Title


An exciting last day featuring two final races brings satisfaction to Illbruck naming him World Champion, Emanuele Savoini resurges to capture Corinthian World title

Scarlino, Italy – The last day of competition in Scarlino came to a dramatic close with two final races and Michael Illbruck on Pinta with tactician John Kostecki, and crew Federico Michetti becoming the 2016 Melges 20 World Champions! Hosted by Marina di Scarlino/Club Nautico Scarlino, the World Championship was the most successful to date featuring four days of incredible sportboat racing, at a stunning venue and more than 200 happy sailors!

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At 17.18hr on Sunday 28th August 2016, Humber Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses Lifeboats, following the report of a missing 8yr old girl, who may have entered the water on the beach just north of Seahouses. Most of the crew had just left the boathouse, after making preparations for the Annual Seahouses Lifeboat Fete tomorrow, Bank Holiday Monday 29th August, which included a final polish of the boat’s hull and bronze propellors.

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Freides Defends Leadership at Melges 20 World Championship



A single race is all the light and shifty breeze would allow for on Day Three, Freides keeps the lead and extends ever so slightly, Bargolini regains Corinthian lead

Scarlino, Italy – The one and only race that was able to take place at the 2016 Melges 20 World Championship hosted by Marina di Scarlino/Club Nautico Scarlino was a difficult one at best, however managed to present some nice new faces at the front of the fleet.

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Changing of the Guard at Melges 20 Worlds, Freides Takes Over


Only two races on Day Two brings a change in leadership and extra added drama for both overall and Corinthian divisions

Scarlino, Italy – The second day of racing at the 2016 Melges 20 World Championship hosted by Marina di Scarlino/Club Nautico Scarlino featured two races under shifty conditions, shaking up the standings and making Drew Freides’ Pacific Yankee the new leader with a one point advantage over Michael Illbruck on Pinta now seated in second place.

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