Provezza Pick Their Perfect Podium Pathway

(Wednesday 28th March, 2018) – “It will be hard to finish in the top five this season! Equally, it is even harder to predict who actually will finish in the top five,” so says Nacho Postigo, the navigator wizard who sails on Provezza, who knows the TP52 fleet better than just about anyone. 

Having been one of the prime movers in getting the class up and running in the Med some 13 years ago, Provezza’s Palma-based Postigo has been constantly involved since then. He is visibly excited at the prospect of the coming 52 SUPER SERIES season even if he can’t really gauge where Provezza might finish. 

 

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New vessel: SAR, GRP Rescue dive survey boat Tanum.

Sparbanken Tanum

Sold directly from Swedish Sea Rescue Society. Built at Swed Ship, Sweden in 1996 in composite fiberglass, polyester, divinycell. 16.17 x 5.14 meters. Passenger certificate for 22 passengers in Swedish area E. 2 x Scania DSI14 of 497 kW each. 1 cabin with 4 beds. Large mess area with a galley, shower and toilet. Fly bridge with engine control and plotter. Dive platform with ladder.

 

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Nidec ASI to supply shore-to-ship power to the docks of Genoa port: a major project worth 8 million euros

Archive image of typical merchant ship to shore power equipment

MILAN, 28 March 2018 – The multinational Nidec ASI, leader in the Industrial Solutions sector of the Nidec Group, has signed a contract worth 8 million euros with Port System Authority of the Western Ligurian Sea to design and construct a “shore-to-ship” project for the port of Genoa. This is an advanced electrical supply system that will enable docked vessels to plug in to the national grid from the dock, thereby accessing all the energy they need to be fully operative without having to switch on their on-board engines.

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Two LEG Carriers built by Sinopacific with Wärtsilä solutions onboard are named

Image caption: Two Sinopacific built LEG Carriers with Wärtsilä gas handling systems have now been named.

Wärtsilä Corporation, News release, 28 March 2018 at 12 noon EET

The first two vessels in a series of five liquid ethylene gas (LEG) carriers featuring complete cargo handling systems designed and delivered by the technology group Wärtsilä, have been completed and named. The series includes 2 x 17000m3 and 3 x 22000m3 LEG carriers, and were built by CIMC Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering Co. Ltd. (CIMC SOE) in China for a Chinese ship owner. The naming ceremony for the two 17000m3 vessels took place on March 28. The delivery ceremony for the first of these ships was held at the same time.

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Exeter University students’ cardboard boat challenge

Photos: (credit: Exmouth RNLI)

PR260318 Exeter University students before testing the cardboard boat

PR260318 All a-cardboard afloat on the river Exe

PR260318 All a-cardboard capsizes after hitting the first wave

Exmouth RNLI volunteers assist students’ cardboard boat challenge

On 23 March, Crew and Community Safety volunteers from Exmouth lifeboat station supported Exeter University students in their cardboard boat challenge, on the river Exe.

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Jeffboat to shut down; VIDEO: Spending measure funds new maritime academy training ships

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Jeffboat to shut down
March 26, 2018 — After several rounds of layoffs, inland shipbuilder Jeffboat LLC, Jeffersonville, IN, is to end its operations. Over the last several years, the shipbuilding industry has seen a massive decline and while this cycle has occurred in decades past, this time it was unfortunately too much for the company to bear.

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