Rolls-Royce reveals more details on SEACOR hybrid vessels; AI: the next step in increasing safety

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Rolls-Royce reveals more details on SEACOR hybrid vessels
January 30, 2018 — Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine has released more details on an order it received to deliver battery-powered energy systems for six Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs), built by China’s Cosco Guangdong shipyard. Recently SEACOR Marine Holding announced that they have entered a joint venture with China Cosco Shipping Group. The new venture, SEACOSCO, has taken over eight PSVs, which are currently laid up at the shipyard.

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PEMSEA E-Update for January 2018

Welcome to the first edition of the e-Update for 2018! PEMSEA kicks off its 25th anniversary year by welcoming a new Executive Director, Aimee Gonzales. 2018 promises to be a full year as PEMSEA reflects on the successes and lessons of two-and-a-half decades of partnerships for healthy oceans, people and economies in the the East Asian Seas, and sets its sights on the next 25 years.

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Land Rover BAR: Getting Ahead of the Game

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(Tuesday 30th January, 2018) – Land Rover Ben Ainslie Racing, who will be competing this season in the 52 SUPER SERIES, are stepping up their TP52 preparation and training programme as they seek to take full advantage of their proven, successful boat and aim to steal an early-season march on the nine teams that will be launching brand new boats this season.

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Philly Shipyard puts TOTE containership project on hold; Baydelta to build Jensen designed hybrid tug at Nichols Brothers

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CMA CGM takes delivery of 20,600 TEU boxship from HHI-Phil
January 29, 2018 — As the new flagship of CMA CGM’s fleet, the CMA CGM Antoine De Saint Exupery is the biggest containership under the French flag and one of the largest ever built. The ship has a length of 400 meters, beam of 59 meters, and depth of 33 meters. One of the distinct things about the new ship is that it is bears the group’s new livery, which, the company says, reflects its dynamism.

 

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3rd Nongsa Regatta – AsianYachting Race Report 3 & Summary

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Waka Tere clings on for victory
By AY MultiMedia
January 28th, Batam, Indonesia: Drifting conditions on the first race, followed by a complete turn around in breeze, once again favoured the light weather Platu 25 and J24’s. Zaheera Hashim’s J24 Balqis won the drift-a-thon first race and Bernice Foo Ling Li’s Platu 25 SMUVE the second race, to dramatically close in on overall leader Kurt Metzger’s Nelson 10 Waka Tere, that could only manage 7th and 6th places. As the drop race came into play and the wind stabilised and increased, the conditions swung in Waka Tere’s favour, as they romped home to win the final race and triumph in the overall stakes by a mere 2 points.

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3rd Nongsa Regatta – AsianYachting Race Report 2

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Playing the wind shifts & current…
By AY MultiMedia
January 27th, Batam, Indonesia: The shifty nature of the wind and being on the right side of the strong tidal current were paramount to success today. The day started looking very promising but faded half way through the first race, then picked up and changed direction for the second race and started to rain at the start of the third race. As the short choppy sea from yesterday has disappeared, the Platu’s and J24’s came into their own favourable conditions and showed up on the score sheet. Any mistakes were severely punished and a yacht could go from first to last in the space of a windward beat. Check out the action in the AY Photo Gallery

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U.S., Canada forces battling “drug subs”; Rolls-Royce bets on autonomous ships with new facility

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VIDEO: U.S., Canada forces battling “drug subs”
January 26, 2018 — In its ongoing battle with drug smugglers, the U.S. Coast Guard yesterday offloaded more than 47,000 pounds of cocaine with a street value of over $721 million from the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton, in San Diego. The narcotics were turned over to federal agents. The seized cocaine was the result of 23 separate interdictions in the eastern Pacific Ocean by U.S. and Canadian forces operating in international waters off the coast of Central and South America.

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3rd Nongsa Regatta – AsianYachting Race Report 1

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Opening day full of surprises…
By AY MultiMedia
January 26th, Batam, Indonesia: What started off as flat as a pancake, soon turned into a frenzy, as the dark clouds over Johore descended over the Singapore Strait. Thankfully for the most part, the rain stayed on the Singapore side and the fleet benefited by having three windward/leeward races in 10 to 12 knots, that backed between races from NE to North. Although a bit rusty on the first race, quite a close tussle developed between the leading yachts in the next races. The Optimist and Laser dinghy’s also started their series and enjoyed the brisk conditions outside the marina.

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The Take Away – Miami Melges 24 Tune-Up/Midwinter Regatta Kicks off 2018 with a Bang

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25 JANUARY 2018

The Take Away – Miami Melges 24 Tune-Up/Midwinter Regatta Kicks off 2018 with a Bang

Miami, Fla. – Seventeen Melges 24 teams spanning the globe converged on Miami’s famous Biscayne Bay for three days of great racing (January 19-21) and midwinter tune-up action, taking a much desired break from the deep freeze of winter.

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3rd Nongsa Regatta – AsianYachting Pre-Regatta Report

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Welcome to the 3rd Nongsa Regatta
By AY MultiMedia
January 25th, Batam, Indonesia: Ever since the Indonesian President Joko Widodo, changed the cruising permit system and relaxed the entry on visiting yachts, Nongsa Point Marina & Resort on Batam Island has become the Western gateway for entry and departure plus enabled them to organise a variety of races and cruises in the Riau archipelago. Severe restrictions in Singapore waters, has forced the racers across the Strait, to the open expanse of water outside the marina.

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