FISHING VESSEL WITH ROPE AOUND PROPELLOR NEAR ROCKS REQUESTS ASSISTANCE

At 14.38hr on Tuesday 20th December 2016, UK Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses All Weather Lifeboat, to go to the assistance of a 35ft fishing vessel, with three persons on board, disabled with rope around its propeller, off Craster. Craster Inshore Lifeboat had launched to its assistance, but requested a larger all weather lifeboat.

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New Force Structure Assessment calls for 355 ship Navy; Statoil is winning bidder in NY offshore wind lease sale

New Force Structure Assessment calls for 355 ship Navy
New Force Structure Assessment calls for 355 ship Navy
December 19, 2016 — The 2016 FSA recommends a 355-ship fleet including 12 carriers, 104 large surface combatants, 52 small surface combatants, 38 amphibious ships, and 66 submarines. The assessment will be one input to the Navy’s FY-2018 30-year shipbuilding plan.

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End of Dec – AYGP News

End of December 2016 – AsianYachting Grand Prix – NewsGoto 2016-17 AYGP Microsite

2016/2017 AYGP Skipper & Yacht of the Year
“Hardest sports trophy to win in Asia”

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December 19th 2016: The 30th Phuket King’s Cup results, brings changes to the top order of the AYGP Skipper Rankings and improvements across the board. A big performance by Fred Kinmonth/Nick Burns GTS 43 Mandrake II takes them to the top of the rankings and eases Anthony Root/Steve Manning’s Ker Custom 42 Black Baza down to second place. By winning all eight Firefly 850 Sports Class races, John Newnham’s Twin Sharks leaps up into third place and is a huge achievement, as they have only contested two regattas, as opposed to Mandrake III and Black Baza‘s four scoring events. This brings them to within 11 points of the leaders and clean sweeping future events could see Twin Sharks overhaul them, by the end of the season.

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Switzerland’s Bienne Voile aim to make it third time lucky at EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour 2017

Switzerland’s Bienne Voile aim to make it third time lucky at EFG Sailing Arabia - The Tour 2017
Bienne Voile, the Farr 30 named after the crew’s home town in Switzerland, return to the Middle East in 2017 for their third attempt on the EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour title, hoping that the knowledge built up from negotiating 1,500 miles of tricky currents and almost 20 in port races might this time work to trump the opposition.

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