Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Give a ferry special gift this Christmas
The much-loved Manchester Ship Canal Cruise gift voucher is back and is available to redeem on any cruise date in 2019 – the 125th year since the canal opened
Dateline 14:00 UTC 20.11.2018 – Les Sables d’Olonne, France
|Istvan Kopar – a further 6 hour 40 minute penalty for encroaching into the Southern Ocean NO-GO Zone|
Uku Randmaa, plagued first by barnacles – and now sharks!
|Tapio Lehtinen – pulled perilously close to a lee shore on New Zealand’s southern tip|
The damaged rig on race leader Jean-Luc Van Den Heede’s yacht Matmut has weathered two more southern ocean storms during the past week and the 73-year old Frenchman is now within 400 miles of Cape Horn. He is on course to round America’s southern tip sometime on Friday and has a 3-day weather window to slip around before the next series of storms approach. He may just make it in time.
November 20, 2018 — Ejsberg, Denmark, headquartered Viking Life-Saving Equipment A/S reports that its innovative LifeCraft system has passed a demanding full-scale Heavy Weather Sea Trial (HWST), paving the way for cruise ship operators worldwide to benefit from all the advantages that this new hybrid solution – intended to replace lifeboats/liferafts – has to offer. The new evacuation system unites the advantages of modern lifeboats – such as self-propelled maneuverability – with the flexibility, comfort and smaller footprint of today’s liferafts combined with marine evacuation systems.
Geneva 19-20 November 2018: The social partners, namely the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), convened in Geneva at the Joint Maritime Commission Subcommittee on Seafarers Wages to review the ILO Minimum Wage for an Able Seafarer (AB) provided for in Code B of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (as amended).
A working group has confirmed the feasibility of an operational LNG bunkering solution at the French port, ‘within a limited timeframe’, consisting of truck refuelling logistics and an LNG refuelling vessel suitable for cruise ships, ferries and containerships.
Amble’s new Shannon Class AWLB arriving on station
The Amble Shannon Class Lifeboat paid a visit to Seahouses on Sunday 7thOctober, 2018. The purpose was to have tour of the Farne Islands with Seahouses Cox/Mechanic Craig Pringle and Crewman Adam Chaytor aboard, for familiarisation purposes, in case they are called to back up the Seahouses Crew at any incident in the future. They also called into Seahouses to allow some of the Seahouses Crew to view the boat, as part of their familiarisation of the Shannon Lifeboat. Seahouses are due to receive a Shannon next year, to replace the current Mersey Class Lifeboat “RNLB Grace Darling”.
Raja Muda Selangor Int Regatta 2018
AY Race Report 2
2018/19 AY Grand Prix Event
Unsettled weather plays havoc on Race 2…
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
20th Nov 2018: Overnight an unrelenting heavy rain storm, swept in from the Malacca Straight and crews were looking very apprehensive all morning, as they peered out from the Seaview Resort, wondering what was going to happen. The wind prediction looked very grim, with a huge light patch and arrows pointing in all directions, along the course between Pankor and Pinang Islands. When the deluge turned into a trickle, the teams gingerly made their way out to the yachts on anchor and prepared themselves for the overnight Race 2. With barely 5 knots from the South, an attempt was made at the starting sequence but the adverse current and fading breeze, saw the Cruising Classic class having difficulty making way and PRO Jerry Rollin put an end to proceedings. Goto AY Photo Gallery