At 04:34hr on Sunday 15th July 2018, UK Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses All Weather Lifeboat, to assist the North East Ambulance Service to reach an ill male, in need of urgent medical care, on Holy Island. The Causeway was closed by the tide. The next safe crossing time was after 09:00hr. As the ambulance dispatched was from a nearby Ambulance Station, it was directed to Seahouses Lifeboat Station.

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UNCTAD – Second Oceans Forum – Palais des Nations, Geneva, 16–17 July 2018

Geneva 13 July 2018 – United Nations Oceans Envoy Peter Thomson will chair the Second Oceans Forum in Geneva on 16–17 July 2018 where leading voices in sustainability diplomacy will call for urgent action to end harmful fishing subsidies while strengthening the position of developing countries in seizing trade opportunities from the seafood value chain.

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Golden Globe Race – Day 12 – Philippe Péché drama at Lanzarote turning mark

Dateline Rubicon Marina, Lanzarote 12 July 2018

He is still in first place, but French Golden Globe Race leader Philippe Péché threw away a hard-fought 3½ hour lead at the first gate in this 30,000 mile solo non-stop round the world race today after mistaking the lighthouse marking the southern end of Lanzarote today.

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Wärtsilä signs a EUR 170 million scrubber deal

Image caption: Wärtsilä hybrid scrubber systems have the flexibility to operate in both open and closed loop.

The year 2020 is approaching along with the Sulphur cap regulation of 0.5%, putting pressure on maritime agents to decrease emissions – and to utilise new innovations for environmentally sound vessels and services in the marine industry. A major European container shipping company has ordered Wärtsilä’s hybrid exhaust gas cleaning equipment and retrofit services to its container vessels, worth EUR 170 million.

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Gladding-Hearn delivers pilot boat to Virginia; VIDEO: Hull Vane retrofit dramatically boosts French OPV’s performance

Gladding-Hearn delivers pilot boat to Virginia
July 12, 2018 — The Virginia Pilot Association has taken delivery of a Chesapeake class MKII launch from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding. The MKII, a new generation of the shipyard’s popular Chesapeake class launch, is the Virginia pilots’ eighth Gladding-Hearn pilot boat.

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Ladies use Exmouth RNLI’s social media to call for help

Photos: (Credit Exmouth RNLI)

PR110718 George Bearman II recovered to Exmouth lifeboat station after the rescue


Inshore lifeboat George Bearman II launched at 5.47pm on 11 July to two young ladies who were cut off by the tide, east of Orcombe Point. The casualties who were on holiday from Poland, messaged the Exmouth RNLI Facebook page because they were unsure what to do.

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Siqura CCTV system installed on board of trailing suction hopper dredger DC Brugge for Kooiman Marine Group

Netherlands-based independent shipbuilders Kooiman Marine Group in Zwijndrecht have converted the dry cargo ship DC Eems into a modern 2,450 m3-capacity trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) that will operate under the new name ‘DC Brugge’ with its owner Group De Cloedt. The new CCTV system will provide assistance in managing dredging operations as well as enhance overall security aboard ship. It consists of a total of eight outdoor and indoor cameras and network equipment, including two marine dome cameras.

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