Austal delivers 40 knot W2W crew transfer cat; MAN engines selected for Australian antarctic ship

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Austal delivers 40 knot W2W crew transfer cat
November 21, 2016 — Designed by Incat Crowther and constructed by Austal’s shipyard in the Philippines, the 40 knot, 57.6-m all-aluminum catamaran is capable of safely transporting 90 personnel (plus cargo) to offshore platforms up to Sea State 6.

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Raja Muda Regatta – AY Race Report 2

 

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2016/17 AY Grand Prix Event

Slow and steady saves the day
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
22nd Nov 2016: The weather disturbance in the Northern reaches of the Malacca Strait, has ballooned in size and struggled to muster 5 to 8 knots W/NW on the nose. This turned the 65nm Leg 2, from Pangkor to Pinang into a close hauled, tacking duel in light breeze and slight seaway. Most sailors agreed it was painful and the toughest race, they have done in a while. It is the latest the big boats have finished on this Leg 2 and there was no storms or land breeze effect to provide some relief. Especially difficult for Sarab Singh’s Welbourn 52 Windsikher II sat becalmed 5nm from the finish line and watched the others close in behind them. They still managed to hold on for line honours and Ray Roberts TP52 Team Hollywood is the only casualty, as they decided to go onto Langkawi, to slip the yacht and inspect the damage from the Pangkor Race.

 

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YACHT DISABLED ½ MILE OFF SEAHOUSES REQUESTS ASSISTANCE

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At 15.15hr on Sunday 20th November 2016, UK Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses All Weather Lifeboat, to go to the assistance of a 9.4 metre yacht, disabled approximately ½ mile off Seahouses harbour. The yacht had two crew aboard, and had been on passage from Eyemouth to Blyth, when is suffered engine failure in choppy sea conditions, and an increasing wind.

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Raja Muda Regatta – AY Race Report 1

 

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2016/17 AY Grand Prix Event

Majestic opening round on Leg 1 to Pulau Pangkor
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
20th Nov 2016: Although the North Easterly trade wind pushed across the peninsula last week, a little tropical disturbance in the Northern reaches of the Malacca Strait, turned the prevailing breeze into an 8 to 10 knot Westerly. The starts got away on time, with a few blatant barging calls to be sorted out. After a short windward beat to the mark, it turned into a fine 2 or 3 sail reaching drag race. As the starting order is reversed on the passage races, the slower boats start first, but it didn’t take long for the big boats to knife their way through, as the breeze freshened throughout the afternoon. Just before sunset, is the bewitching hour, when the sea breeze changes to land breeze and depending where the boat is positioned, could have a beneficial or detrimental effect. The big boats made quick work of the 74nm course and despite hitting an unlit sunken barge, along the way, Ray Roberts TP52 Team Hollywood claimed line honours, with an elapsed time of 8hrs 20mins 11seconds.

 

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Raja Muda Regatta – AY Pre-Regatta Report


 

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27th Raja Muda Regatta ready to roll…
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
18th Nov 2016: Its again time for the annual island hopping regatta, along the West Coast of Peninsula Malaysia. Twenty eight yachts, in six classes have signed up for the 27th edition and looking forward to some close racing and Malaysian hospitality, along the way. Organised by the Royal Selangor Yacht Club in Port Klang, the challenge consists of three overnight passage races, 260 nautical miles in total, plus 3 days of harbour racing in Penang and Langkawi. Making it eight days of racing and five prize giving parties in all. They will have to cope with unpredictable weather, strong tidal currents and be prepared to constantly change their tactics to suite. Anything from top class IRC racers, to classic 100 year old cruisers, remains in the memories of all those who have competed on this unique, character building and challenging event.

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Pasha poised to place order for LNG fueled box ships; Philly Shipyard showcases apprenticeship program

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Pasha poised to place order for LNG fueled box ships
November 17, 2016 — Honolulu-based Pasha Hawaii says that two U.S. shipyards are finalists for the construction of two new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fueled containerships, with an option for two more. Contract specifications are expected to be finalized by the end of the month, with the final selection decision anticipated in January 2017.

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Digital Transformation – Ocean of a Difference

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Author: Tim Schweikert, president & CEO, GE’s Marine Solutions

At a time when the global marine industry is impacted by market fluctuations, over supply, margin pressures and labor shortages, operators are facing increasing challenge to reduce cost and increase operation efficiency. Traditional methods have created data silos and islands of automation, making it difficult to optimize operations across a vessel or systemize across the fleet. Digital technologies such as the Industrial Internet and data analytics can offer great promise. We have all witnessed the transformation of the aviation industry, where data-driven decision is taking the lead. Just as connected planes are making headway in the air, connected ships also can deliver great potential thanks to the predictive ability which can help improve marine operations.

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Douglas Reeman, Master maritime story teller is ill and needs help

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It is with deep regret that we hear of the plight of master story teller Douglas Reeman (also writing as Alexander Kent) who has given so much pleasure to so man readers down the years. It is a reminder that even best selling authors can need help. Please go to https://www.gofundme.com/www-douglasreeman-com and those with facebook accounts can help without even donating money. Please read the continuation.

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