Wärtsilä Ballast Water Management Systems successfully tested for global compliance

The technology group Wärtsilä announces that its Aquarius UV Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) has successfully completed all testing procedures required for United States Coastguard (USCG) type approval compliance. The documentation for full USCG type approval is being finalised for submission and awaits only final input from DNV-GL, the USCG approved independent laboratory.

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Phuket Raceweek – AY Race Report 1


 

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15th Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek 2018

AY Race Report 1

2018/19 AY Grand Prix Event

Riding along on the crest of a wave…
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July 19th Cape Panwa: Although there was some apprehension and concern about the weather forecast at the Opening Party last night, apart from a short delay with strong wind against tide at the start line, racing got away in the high teens and in a rolly one meter swell. Two windward /leeward races on the outer course area for the IRC and Multihull Racing classes and two races for the Firefly and Pulse one-design classes in the confines of Ao Chalong. As the day wore on the breeze decreased, and ended up bathed in glorious sunshine, without a rain cloud in sight. So much for the forecast…

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Phuket Raceweek – AY Pre-Regatta Report


 

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15th Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek 2018

AY Pre-Regatta Report

2018/19 AY Grand Prix Event

Headlong into 15th Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek
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July 20th Cape Panwa: Taking the lead set by World Sailing and the UN Environment’s Clean Seas initiative, Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek is reducing the event’s carbon footprint and have worked with Sailors for the Sea Clean Regattas program since 2014. To run environmentally responsible events, with ‘best practice’ operations and become the first certified Clean Regatta in South East Asia. Encouraging people to reduce or eliminate single use plastic, host venue, Cape Panwa Hotel, have altered the event’s supply chain to further reduce plastic waste and recycle the plastics used, plus encourage other regattas and yacht clubs to follow this world wide trend.

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Allianz: Shipping losses continue to fall but new cyber and climate risks and perennial human error problem threaten safety progress

• Safety & Shipping Review 2018: 94 large ships lost worldwide in 2017, down by more than a third over 10 years. Bad weather involved in 1 in 4 losses. Losses up in accident hotspot – South China and South East Asian waters (30 ships). Typhoons, traffic and safety on domestic routes major factors. Shipping incidents in Arctic waters increase.
• Human error still a major driver of incidents. Big data analysis of crew behavior and near-misses could help prevent disasters.
• Mega ship” fires, emissions rules, climate change and autonomous shipping pose new risk challenges. Insurers expect to see more losses from cyber incidents and technological defects.

London – July 18, 2018: Large shipping losses have declined by more than a third (38%) over the past decade, according to Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE’s (AGCS) Safety & Shipping Review 2018, with this downward trend continuing in 2017. Yet recent events such as the collision of the oil tanker “Sanchi” and the impact of the NotPetya malware on harbor logistics underline that the shipping sector is being tested by a number of traditional and emerging risk challenges.

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Participation Building for 2018 Diversified Melges 24 U.S. National Championship, September 7-9

2018 Diversified Melges 24 U.S. National Championship – September 7-9
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Belvedere, CA (July 17, 2018) – The U.S. Melges 24 Class Association (USM24CA) is supercharged about the forthcoming U.S. National Championship, title sponsored by Diversified and organized by The San Francisco Yacht Club in Belvedere, CA taking place on September 7-9, 2018. Three days of highly-competitive racing on San Francisco Bay is scheduled with the entry list building fast.

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