Day 142 – Jean-Luc Van Den Heede to round Cape Horn on Friday

Day 142: Jean-Luc Van Den Heede – 400 miles from Cape Horn

  • Istvan Kopar penalised for encroaching southern ocean No-Go Zone

  • Uku Randmaa chased out of the water by a shark

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.

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McAllister Towing appoints new CFO; VT Halter Marine awarded $9 million in support of T-AGS 67

Viking’s LifeCraft solution passes demanding Heavy Weather Sea Trial

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.

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Agreement on Minimum Wage for Seafarers Announced

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).

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The Bunkerspot Update 20/11/2018




EUROPE: Port of Marseille Fos details LNG bunkering infrastructure plans

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.



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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”.

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29th Raja Muda Regatta – AY Race Report 2

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
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Final preparations as clock ticks down to start of ground-breaking OMAN by UTMB® ultra-trail challenge

OMAN – MARCH 30:The Oman UTMB test event on March 30, 2018 in Muscat, Oman. Photo by Lloyd Images

With their long race training schedules almost complete, hundreds of runners are making their final preparations before heading to the Sultanate of Oman for the first OMAN by UTMB® event ever held in the region.

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