Commissioner Doyle to leave FMC; Some NYC Ferry vessels sidelined for repairs

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Commissioner Doyle to leave FMC
November 27, 2017 — In a statement released today, Commissioner William P. Doyle of the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission said he would be leaving his post effective January 3, 2018. Over the past five years there has been an enormous amount of change in the international maritime industry including consolidations, mergers, bankruptcies, and the advent of mega ocean carrier alliances. As a Commissioner, Mr. Doyle has been intimately involved and successful in negotiating terms and conditions into carrier alliance agreements safeguarding American businesses from the alliances using their collective market power to drive down the rates of U.S-based suppliers, service providers, and small businesses.

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Great Barrier Reef undergoes world’s biggest ‘IVF procedure’

 Ground-breaking larval reseeding experiment could be key to future of the Great Barrier Reef
 IVF-style trials conducted by marine scientist who co-discovered coral spawning 35 years ago
 Successful signs of larval settlement have been established following this month’s experiment
 Great Barrier Reef Foundation funds the experiment at the Heron Island Research Centre
 For video and images: http://bit.ly/2A0F3yO
MondayMondayMondayMondayMondayMonday 27 November NovemberNovemberNovemberNovemberNovemberNovember 2017: A ground-breaking coral reef experiment, likened to the world’s biggest IVF procedure, could be the answer to a healthy future for the Great Barrier Reef, which, at 70 million football fields in size, is the world’s largest living organism and a natural asset valued at $56billion.

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Toughest Rowing Race – Oardinary Boys about to leave the UK for La Gomera to get ready for the rac

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The Oardinary Boys take on
the toughest rowing race in the world
32 teams have entered the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge – the toughest rowing
race in the world. The teams will be leaving Gomera, part of the Canary Islands, on
the 12th December 2017 to row to Antigua. Among the 10 teams rowing as a pair will
be The Oardinary Boys – 22 year-olds George Randell and Oliver Glanville. They will
set off aiming to raise £60,000 for their two charities, The Against Malaria
Foundation and Alzheimer’s Research UK.

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Lloyd’s List’s Greek Shipping Awards honours top personalities and companies for 2017

Evangelos Marinakis, Pavlos Ioannidis, Maran Tankers, Carras (Hellas), Aspida and Naftika Chronika among the winners at the Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards held on 24 November 2017

27 November 2017: SHIPOWNER Evangelos M. Marinakis was named Greek Shipping Personality of the Year for 2017 and veteran Onassis Group personality Pavlos J. Ioannidis was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award in Athens on Friday, November 24 at the 14th annual Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards.

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Raja Muda Regatta – AY Race Report 5 & Summary

 

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AY Race Report 4

2017/18 AY Grand Prix Event

One tack race, favours the big yachts…
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
23rd Nov 2017: A little over one hour delay, as the fleet played ‘follow me’ out of Penang Harbour, until they reached the incoming North Easterly breeze, which quickly reached 10 knots and PRO Jerry Rollin released the classes in reverse order. Immediately it was decision time, to head out to sea or tack over towards the land. As the crews cranked on the sheets, the tacticians realised the seaward course was only 5 to 8 degrees from laying the finish line in Langkawi, so gambled that the breeze would lift them, as they progressed along the course and turns out it paid off handsomely. At the end of the course the yachts that tacked inshore, could measure how much they lost by doing so and it shows up in the results.

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Raja Muda Regatta – AY Race Report 5

 

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AY Race Report 5

2017/18 AY Grand Prix Event

Some extending the lead, while others making late charges
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
24th Nov 2017: Despite only finishing the race from Pinang in the early hours of the morning, most yachts in contention for podium places were back on Bass Harbour, ready to contest windward/leeward and point to point races, all awhile anticipating to improve their standing plus get in amongst the silverware. The North Easterly did not disappoint and 15 to 18 knots with gusts in the low 20’s, created the perfect scenario, on the penultimate day of this 28th edition. As expected the starts were tight and hitting target speeds in clear air, on the crucial first leg became the formula to success. Downwind starts for the cruising classes were colorful, with picturesque tropical islands in the background and becomes a photographers delight.

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Put your best foot forward at The Run Barbados Marathon Weekend – December 2017

Put your best foot forward at the 35th edition of The Run Barbados Marathon Weekend

The Run Barbados Marathon Weekend boasts sport, agility and aerobic excellence and extends a warm welcome to all as we celebrate the 35th edition of the event from 1st – 3rd December. With dramatic stretches of crystal clear waters that frame coastlines of pristine sand, the haven promises an idyllic backdrop to the athletic circuit. Known as one of the oldest and most prestigious road racing events in the Caribbean region, this year’s event is luring attraction from both worldwide and local participants and spectators.

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Raja Muda Regatta – AY Race Report 4

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AY Race Report 4

2017/18 AY Grand Prix Event

One tack race, favours the big yachts…
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
23rd Nov 2017: A little over one hour delay, as the fleet played ‘follow me’ out of Penang Harbour, until they reached the incoming North Easterly breeze, which quickly reached 10 knots and PRO Jerry Rollin released the classes in reverse order. Immediately it was decision time, to head out to sea or tack over towards the land. As the crews cranked on the sheets, the tacticians realised the seaward course was only 5 to 8 degrees from laying the finish line in Langkawi, so gambled that the breeze would lift them, as they progressed along the course and turns out it paid off handsomely. At the end of the course the yachts that tacked inshore, could measure how much they lost by doing so and it shows up in the results.

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