2018 Melges 24 European Sailing Series Day One in Torbole: Consistency Pays Off for Maidollis

Maidollis ITA854 with Carlo Fracassoli in helm scores 1-5-3 today and is the most consistent boat of the day and gains the provisional leadership of the overall ranking. Photo (c)ZGN/IM24CA

June 29, 2018 – Pdrtoroz, Slovenia – It’s again Garda Lake for the Melges 24 fleet that, from today and for the upcoming weekend, will be racing at the third event of the 2018 European Sailing Series. 46 crews from 13 countries from all over Europe and also from the USA have gathered in Circolo Vela Torbole to start testing the race course of North Garda Lake, where the Melges 24 Europeans will take place on August 3-10.

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BAE Systems chosen for $26 billion Australian frigate program; This SCR doesn’t need urea

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BAE Systems chosen for $26 billion Australian frigate program
June 29, 2018 — BAE Systems’ Global Combat Ship – Australia has been selected for Australia’s SEA 5000 Future Frigate program, beating out competing designs from Fincantieri and Navantia. The value of the nine ship program is expected to be in the region of AUD $35 billion (about US$26 billion) for the design, build and support of the ships.

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Blue Economy Bulletin June 2018

June saw a number of international environmental days that highlighted the need for developing a sustainable blue economy. On World Environment Day, PEMSEA published a timeline highlighting our progress towards building a blue economy for the East Asian Seas. On World Oceans Day, we looked at the issue of plastic waste, outlining some simple steps everyone can take, and highlighting examples of plastic initiatives PEMSEA has supported. We are proud to share a story about the impact of Integrated Coastal Management (ICM) projects in the Tangerang Regency of Indonesia, and to have participated in the 6th GEF Assembly which finished today.

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THE NORAUTO GC32 SETS SAIL FOR PORTUGAL

It is in the famous seaport of Lagos (in Algarve), with the Atlantic Ocean as its backdrop, that the second series of the GC32 Racing Tour will take place. After kickstarting the season in Lake Garda one month ago, the Norauto team, leading the overall ranking following the first event, returns with seven other elite teams from the 27th of June to the 1st of July for the GC32 Lagos Cup. They will battle it out on an optimal playing field for the foilers, with weather conditions consisting of thermal winds and flat-water sailing.

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Shipping Industry Launches New Security Resources for World Fleet

International shipping industry organisations, with military support, have launched a new website dedicated to providing comprehensive maritime security guidance to companies and mariners. Launched today, the new website www.maritimeglobalsecurity.org provides security-related guidance produced by the industry as well as links to other useful maritime and military security resources. 

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“In a world of increasingly complex security risks, it is essential that mariners and ships are protected. The new website will be a freely available facility where companies and mariners can access essential guidance and information to help them comprehensively prepare for voyages through areas of security risk,” the authors said.

The aim is to ease access for companies and seafarers to maritime security related information and guidance. Central to the website are new best practice guides to help companies and mariners risk assess voyages and mitigate against external threats to their safety. These are covered in three publications:

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