USNS Comfort provides much-needed medical care to Puerto Rico; Top officers on USS John S. McCain relieved of duty

USNS Comfort provides much-needed medical care to Puerto Rico
USNS Comfort provides much-needed medical care to Puerto Rico
October 11, 2017 — With its electrical grid wiped out by Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico will have to rely on generators to produce power for its homes, businesses, nursing homes, and hospitals for months. One of those hospitals is Hospital Menonita in Caguas, Puerto Rico. On October 6, however, the hospital suffered a generator failure, which endangered the lives of four critical care patients. Those patients were medevaced to the Mercy-class Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20).

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A Dynamiq Day At Melges 40 Valencia Grand Prix

 
A Dynamiq Day At Melges 40 Valencia Grand Prix

Three races puts Zavadnikov in the lead, just ahead of Porto Cervo champ Rombelli

(11 October 2017 / Valencia, Spain) – The second act of the 2017 Melges 40 Grand Prix circuit got off to a strong start with three races completed on opening day in light to moderate breeze, naming three different race winners.

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2017 Melges 24 European Sailing Series – Lino Favini Cup Will Determine The Winners Of The Series

Three days of racing in Luino will determine the next holder of the perpetual trophy of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series, donated to the class by the former IM24CA Chairman Riccardo Simoneschi. Photo – Piret Salmistu
October 12, 2017 – Luino, Italy- Expectations are growing for the great finale of the 2017 edition of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series, whose beginning is scheduled for tomorrow, Friday 13th, at noon.

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Valencia Readies For Start Of Second Melges 40 Grand Prix Event

(10 October 2017 / Valencia, Spain) – The Melges 40 Grand Prix officially launched in Porto Cervo, Italy last June with its first private event dedicated to the largest and most powerful design produced by Melges Performance Sailboats. Real Club Nautico de Palma in collaboration with La Marine de Valencia will host the second of three inaugural 2017 Melges 40 racing appointments beginning on Wednesday, October 11, and concluding on Saturday, October 14.

 

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House bill seeks five-year Jones Act waiver for Puerto Rico; Austal to build two 117 m high speed trimarans for Fred Olsen

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House bill seeks five-year Jones Act waiver for Puerto Rico
October 10, 2017 — Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL) and Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) have introduced H.R. 3966, the Puerto Rico Humanitarian Relief Act. According to a press release issued by Congressman Palmer, the measure provides a five year moratorium of the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, more commonly known as the Jones Act. The press release cites a 2010 study at the University of Puerto Rico that said that Puerto Rico loses $537 million every year due to the Jones Act.

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Team ENGIE race towards their goal on the last event

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017

Team ENGIE race towards their goal on the last event

In just two days, the Marseille One Design event, the final stage of the GC32 Racing Tour 2017, will see the teams challenging each other for the last time this season in this high-level championship. Among the boats competing, Team ENGIE will attempt to achieve their season’s objective of a podium finish. Sébastien Rogues and his crew will have to deal with ever sharper competition but Team ENGIE’s men will no doubt give it their all to ensure a winning performance for this last event. The waters of Marseille will be the ideal setting for racing foiling catamarans, where the event will run from Thursday 12th to Sunday 15th October, promising 4 days of thrilling competition.

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