End of December – AsianYachting Grand Prix News

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2017/2018 AYGP Skipper & Yacht of the Year
“Hardest sports trophy to win in Asia”

Goto 2017-18 AYGP micrositeJohn Newnham reclaims top spot in AYGP Rankings
By AY MultiMedia
Dec 18th 2017: Despite a collision and not competing in a race, John Newnham’s hastily repaired Twin Sharks, went on to win 7 of 11 races at the King’s Cup and by adding 17 points to their earlier Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek victory (17 points), they reclaim top spot on the AYGP Skipper Rankings, at years end.

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Continued support for safe and sustainable ship recycling in Bangladesh

Continued support for safe and sustainable ship recycling in Bangladesh

Briefing: 38 13/12/2017

​The second phase of the SENSREC project (SENSREC Phase II – capacity building) will continue to support Bangladesh to comply with international requirements and guide Bangladesh towards accession to the IMO ship recycling treaty, the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships.

The second phase of an IMO-implemented project to enhance safe and environmentally sound ship recycling in Bangladesh is set to begin in January, following a US$1.1 million funding agreement with Norway.

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Viewing Emissions Regulations as a Strategic Opportunity, Rather than a Box-Ticking Exercise

Author: Andy McKeran, general manager, GE’s Marine Solutions

The marine industry as a whole is responsible for about 2.5 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Shipbuilders and fleet owners have spent the last two decades adjusting to shifting emissions regulations since the introduction of the MARPOL Convention 1997 Protocol, which included specific regulations for the reduction of air pollution from marine vessels.

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Canada’s Cup Chooses the IC37 by Melges to Ring in a New Era

ZENDA, Wis. (Dec. 15, 2017) – The Canada’s Cup Committee has selected the Melges IC37 Class as the platform for their new vision for the event. The Canada’s Cup is the premier match racing trophy for the Great Lakes. The Cup was deeded in 1896 to be awarded in perpetuity to a winner of a series of match races between a yacht representing a Canadian yacht club and one representing an American club, both located on the Great Lakes. The prestigious event has been contested 24 times between the United States and Canada, with the former holding a 13 to 11 advantage.

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Detyens wins $7 million MSC contract; DNV GL publishes guideline on use of additive manufacturing

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Algoma Central takes delivery of latest self-unloader from Uljanik
December 15, 2017 — St. Catharines, Ontario, headquartered Algoma Central Corporation has taken delivery of its latest self-unloader, the Algoma Innovator. The vessel is part of the Algoma Central’s Equinox 650′ class of self-unloading dry-bulk lake freighters and is the first new forward mounted boom ship to be built in 45 years. The forward mounted boom will permit cargo to be delivered into niche spaces allowing greater access and flexibility to customers.

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Damen to convert dredge to dual fuel LNG MGO operation; Conrad Shipyard gains ISO 9001:2015 certification

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Damen to convert dredge to dual fuel LNG MGO operation
December 14, 2017 — Rouen, France, based GIE Dragages-Ports has awarded Damen Shiprepair & Conversion a contract to convert the 117m, 8,500 cu.m trailing suction hopper dredge Samuel de Champlain, to dual-fuel LNG and MGO operation. The conversion is scheduled for the fall of 2018 and will be undertaken at the Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque shipyard. It will be the first of its kind in Europe. The project is part of an EU-supported initiative to promote LNG propulsion in short-sea vessels operating along the European Atlantic coast.

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Wicker: 355 Navy goal signed into law; DOE announces $18.5 million in offshore wind R&D funding

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NTSB: Captain’s failure to avoid hurricane a key cause of El Faro sinking
December 13, 2017 — The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has determined that the probable cause of the sinking of El Faro and the subsequent loss of life was the captain’s insufficient action to avoid Hurricane Joaquin, his failure to use the most current weather information, and his late decision to muster the crew. The 790-foot, cargo vessel, S.S. El Faro, en route from Jacksonville, Florida, to San Juan, Puerto Rico, sank Oct. 1, 2015, in the Atlantic Ocean during Hurricane Joaquin, taking the lives of all 33 aboard.

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BIW gets $24 million more for DDG 51 lead yard services; Horizon Shipbuilding delivers landing barge

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Shipyard says subsea mining vessel buyer misses payment
December 12, 2017 — A subsea mining support vessel project has run into a problem. Vancouver, BC, headquartered Nautilus Minerals Inc. which plans to time charter the vessel for five years on its delivery, says it has been notified by China’s Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding that MAC Goliath Pte Ltd, the buyer of the vessel, has failed to pay the third installment of the contract price (about US$18 million interest).

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