AIDAnova notches up two more LNG fueling firsts; MMTA helps fund maritime training at three tech high schools

April 29
April 29, 2019 — Carnival Corporation’s AIDAnova, operated by its Germany-based AIDA Cruises brand, today became the first LNG fueled cruise to visit Barcelona, Spain —and the first to be fueled with LNG in the Mediterranean. On arrival in Barcelona, Europe’s biggest cruise port, AIDAnova was fueled with LNG by Anthony Veder’s LNG bunkering vessel Coral Methane.

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The fourth Lockheed Martin-built AEHF satellite arrived to geosynchronous orbit and met all spacecraft performance requirements.

 

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Chairman’s Cup continues to deliver..
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29th April 2019, Subic Bay, Philippines:
Another great day for a sail with blue sky, warm weather, 10 to 12 Knot Easterly and flat sea. PRO Jerry Rollin sent the IRC fleet on an ambitious 29nm course, out to the entrance lead mark to Subic Bay and back two times. The FarEast 28R One-Design Class continued with windward / leeward races and have now completed 10 races, with two more on the final day tomorrow. The day didn’t go as expected, with a dead spot out at sea, hindering the small boats passage and a few incidents and protests in the FarEast 28 Class to keep the jury busy. Check out the action in the
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Chairman’s Cup – AY Race Report 2

 

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Another superb day of racing at Chairman’s Cup…
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28th April 2019, Subic Bay, Philippines:
Although the NE breeze mellowed a bit today, it still allowed PRO Jerry Rollin to run two scheduled windward/leeward races for the IRC fleet and 3 races for the FarEast 28R One-Design Class. Much to their delight, the RS One and RS Foilers also completed their series, in front of the Lighthouse Sail Village. Everyone keeps saying they enjoy the good breeze, flat water, warm sunshine and the extent organisers have gone to include all classes, with friendly Philippine hospitality. The seriousness on the water is evident, with the top contenders engaging in pre-race match racing techniques and close cover during the race. Yet everyone returns for the evening prize presentation with friendly banter and wash it down with a few ice cold Tanduay’s. Check out some of the action in the
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Chairman’s Cup – AY Race Report 1

 

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Brisk conditions get the Chairman’s Cup underway…
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27th April 2019, Subic Bay, Philippines:
Unfortunately the lack of available crew, has further reduced the IRC fleet to five yachts. Undeterred the fleet were sent on a 21nm harbour course and as the prevailing ENE breeze, oscillated between 12 to 15 knots, with gusts up to 18 knots, even the small yachts finished the long race before 1400hrs and PRO Jerry Rollin forged ahead with four windward/leeward races, for the seven FarEast 28R One-Design Class, in quick succession. The Optimist, Streaker, Oz Gooze Dinghies and junior Windsurfing classes, successfully completed their two day series yesterday and made way for the RS and RS1 foiling classes today, who also enjoyed the brisk conditions to complete three races. Check out some of the action in the
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Chairman’s Cup Regatta 2019 AY Pre-Regatta Report

 

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It’s all go at the Chairman’s Cup…
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26th April 2019, Subic Bay, Philippines:
As most national sailing organisations go about expanding their footprint, the Philippine Sailing Association have joined forces with big boat regattas, to give sailors an opportunity to experience a full blown event, in their quest to develop a new generation of sailors. In late November the SEA Games will be held in Subic Bay and the newly christened Chairman’s Cup (Ex Commodores’ Cup) to honour the Chairperson and Administrator of SBMA, Atty. Wilma “Amy” Eisma, is the perfect venue for recreational water sports activities. Despite the recent earthquake activity, reducing International participation the Optimist, Streaker and Oz Gooze Dinghies plus Windsurfing classes, will be joining Keel Boat divisions IRC 1 and Cruising Classes. Another highlight will be the 7 FarEast 28R One-Design Class that has attracted teams from China, Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong, taking on the three talented Philippine teams. There is a Sail Village set up at the Lighthouse Marina Resort beachfront, for the public to experience sailing for FREE and other forms of marine entertainment.

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Is this how to make almost any tug an icebreaker?; Total to hold New York Global Sulfur Cap Forum

April 26th
April 26, 2019 — A new Finnish initiative would enable any ice strengthened vessel to be used for icebreaking, using a motorized removable bow powered by Danfoss Editron. The Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency has launched a project that will see the Alfons Håkans AS tugboat Calypso equipped with the bow and operating in the Lake Saimaa area from winter 2020.

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MEDICAL EMERGENCY ON HOLY ISLAND -LIFEBOAT REQUESTED TO TRANSPORT AMBULANCE CREW

Seahouses RNLI All Weather Lifeboat was requested to launch by UK Coastguard at 9:41pm on Thursday 25 April 2019, to convey an ambulance crew to a medical emergency on Holy Island, where an elderly male required urgent medical assistance. This was the second medical call to the Island in ten days.  This a normal procedure, agreed by a protocol between the North East Ambulance Service, UK Coastguard, and the RNLI,  for situations when the causeway is closed by the tide. When the Seahouses Lifeboat Crew Doctor is available, he can supplement the ambulance response and carries his own medical equipment.

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