Deltamarin contracted to continue Titanic II design; Foss subsidiary to buy Crowley’s Prudhoe Bay assets

January 18, 2019 — Australian mining billionaire Clive Palmer apparently has not let go of his dream to build a 21st century version of the RMS Titanic. Finland, headquartered ship designer Deltamarin said that it has been contracted by Palmer’s Blue Star Line to continue with the design of Titanic II.

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Torqeedo displays new electric boating products at Boot Düsseldorf 2019

Düsseldorf, Germany (January 18, 2019) – Torqeedo is pleased to announce it will display its new products for electric mobility on the water at boot Düsseldorf, the world’s largest watersports and boat show. The show will take place at the Messe Düsseldorf from January 19 through January 27, 2019 with Torqeedo’s full line of electric boating products on display in Hall 10, stand E40.

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The Bunkerspot Update 17/01/2019




GLOBAL: LNG-fuelled fleet set to double, says new study

A study published this month by The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies has concluded that with the global LNG market expanding and the size of the global LNG-fuelled fleet set to double within the next few years, ‘global demand for LNG as a bunker fuel is set to grow significantly’.



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GGR Day 198 – Mark Slats cuts lead to 49 miles


Day 198 –  Mark Slats closes to within 50 miles of Van Den Heede in nail-biting race to the finish

  • Difference in distance to finish now reduced to 49 miles
  • Slats runs out of fresh water – has been using his emergency desalinator for past week
  • Barnacles return
  • Questions raised over use of Ham radios

Dateline: 12:00 UTC  15. 01. 2019 – Les Sables d’Olonne, France

Mark Slats has closed the gap on Race leader Jean-Luc Van Den Heede to within 49 miles in terms of distance to finish

Still beecalmed! Jean-Luc Van Den Heede made just 19 miles over the past 24 hours, but his position to windward of Slats still gives him the advantage. 
Finland’s Tapio Lehtinen is in a race to outrun the latest southern ocean storm – and the sceptre of being overtaken by Robin “knox-Johnston’s Suhaili in a virtual race around the Globe.

With less than 1,700 miles back to the finish in Les Sables d’Olonne, 2nd placed Dutchman Mark Slats has sliced a further 393 miles out of Jean-Luc Van Den Heede’s lead In terms of distance to finish over the past 8 days.  At 08:00 UTC today, the gap was just 49 miles, Slats having gained 205 miles in the past 48 hours.

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