G4 – International Maritime Mass Rescue Conference – 2017

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International Mass Rescue Conference (G4)

The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) is delighted to announce our latest International Mass Rescue Conference (G4), to be held on 11-13 June 2017 in Gothenburg, Sweden.

This is the fourth of the IMRF’s international conferences on maritime mass rescue operations, known as the ‘Gothenburg Series’. The conferences are hosted by the Swedish Sea Rescue Society.

Fore more information & registration, go to www.imrfmro.org/homeg4.

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Newport Nor’easter

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Breeze on conditions offer the perfect lead into Day One of the 2016 Melges 32 World Championship hosted by Sail Newport

Newport, RI – There are many attractions that Newport offers for sailors around the world – an iconic sailing venue with a rich sailing history, great entertainment and of course, world renowned clam chowder. One unique Newport characteristic that greeted Melges 32 competitors on the first day of the 2016 Melges 32 World Championship hosted by Sail Newport was the front edge of a strong nor’easter that brought 20-27 kt winds on the race course and provided a wild, thrilling day of racing.

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World’s first LNG-fueled icebreaker delivered; Luerssen acquires Blohm+Voss

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World’s first LNG-fueled icebreaker delivered
September 28, 2016 — While the U.S. is still years away from building a new heavy icebreaker for its fleet, the Finnish Transport Agency took delivery today of the I/B Polaris, first icebreaker capable of burning LNG as fuel from Arctech Helsinki Shipyard.

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General Dynamics NASSCO Delivers Fourth ECO Class Product Carrier to American Petroleum Tankers

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SAN DIEGO, Sept. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — On Monday, September 26, General Dynamics NASSCO delivered the fourth vessel in a series of five ECO Class product tankers under contract with American Petroleum Tankers. The Bay State was delivered during a special signing ceremony at the NASSCO shipyard in San Diego, CA.

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Passenger vessel, ex. patrol boat Orion Two.

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Ex. Coast Guard vessel in very good condition. Currently registered passenger in Poland with certificates for 24 passengers. Two Volvo TAMD 121, 1988 main engines. Approximately 21 knots top speed. Refitted and certified in Poland, new passenger areas, toilet facilities and fine woodwork.

 

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Hamble Classics raises the bar for classic yacht regattas

 
Hamble Classics raises the bar for classic yacht regattas
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Report: Jonty Sherwill
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The inaugural Hamble Classics Regatta got off to a glorious start over the weekend of 24-25 September with a big entry, big parties, and big weather to match. A total of
65 boats ranging from two tiny Herreshoff gaffers to the mighty Swan 65 Desperado put on show the most inclusive range of classics of recent Solent-based regattas.

 

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Kirby to pay $4.9 million in Ship Channel spill settlement; First Air Warfare Destroyer on builder’s trials

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Kirby to pay $4.9 million in Ship Channel spill settlement
September 26, 2016 — Kirby Inland Marine L.P. has agreed to pay $4.9 million in Clean Water Act civil penalties and to implement fleet-wide operational improvements to settle claims stemming from a 4,000-barrel (168,000-gallon) oil spill in the Houston Ship Channel.

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Training inspectors to boost domestic ship safety in the Pacific

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IMO and the Pacific Community (SPC) are supporting enforcement of ship safety standards in the Pacific region with a two-week training exercise for flag State inspectors, in Suva, Fiji (19-28 September). Fourteen technical officers are being equipped with the skills to verify ship conditions and equipment, and to ensure compliance with the relevant international and regional ship safety standards. There are around 2000 registered domestic vessels providing transport between the many islands in the region.

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