2018 Golden Globe Race: 23 skippers confirmed at the Paris Boat Show

 2018 Golden Globe Race: 23 skippers confirmed at the Paris Boat Show
– French sailors continue to dominate a changing line-up for start from Les Sables d’Olonne
– French start venue encourages more big name sponsors: Ralf Tech – official timing sponsor
– PRB and Métier Intérim join DHL and Matmut Insurance as yacht sponsors
– Les Sables d’Olonne plan 2 week celebration prior to start
– 23 entrants at advanced stage…6 more making late dash for sponsorship and boats

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VT Halter Marine launches second LNG-fueled Crowley ConRo; VIDEO: Norway opens further test bed for autonomous shipping

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VIDEO: VT Halter Marine launches second LNG-fueled Crowley ConRo
December 7, 2017 — Shipbuilder VT Halter Marine has launched Crowley Maritime Corp.’s second Commitment Class ship, Taíno, one of the world’s first combination container/roll on-roll off (ConRo) ships fueled by liquefied natural gas (LNG). The launch of the ship at the Pascagoula, MS, shipyard this past Monday marks the latest milestone in Crowley’s transformation and modernization of its shipping and logistics services between Jacksonville, FL, and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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Shell Marine books major COSCO Shipping marine lubricants order; Resolve strengthens client services team

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Shell Marine books major COSCO Shipping marine lubricants order
December 6, 2017 — Shell Marine has been awarded China Ocean Shipping Group’s largest marine lubricants order of 2017. This order will include the full range of marine lubricants and technical services for seven of COSCO Shipping’s ten new generation Ultra Large Container Carriers (ULCCs). With capacities of approximately 20,000 TEU each, they were ordered in 2015 and are set to enter service from 2018-2019.

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King’s Cup – AsianYachting Race Report 2

 

Phuket King's Cup Regatta News & ResultsGoto 2017-18 AYGP
31st Phuket King’s Cup Regatta 2017

AY Race Report 2

2016/17 AY Grand Prix Event

Steady as she goes, in lighter breeze…
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
5th December 2017: As the low pressure system is rapidly moving to the North West and deeper into the Bay of Bengal towards India, the Easterly flow is beginning to fade away in Phuket and the sky is very overcast, with scattered showers on the horizon. South island courses for the Cruising Classes and one windward / leeward race, followed by a lengthy island course for the racing classes, has the race schedule on track, with some races in hand. Racing started in 14 to 18 knot Easterly but faded through the day, as yachts struggled to reach the turning points, in the strong out going tidal current. As these conditions are likely to continue for the next couple of days, Race Director and PRO Simon James will have to play his lucky cards, to complete the schedule, before the NE tradewind is predicted to return by the weekend.

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Melges 24 Stories: Gill Race Team – Twenty Years Of Passion For Melges 24

GILL RACE TEAM GBR694 at the 2017 Melges 24 World Championship in Helsinki, Finland – photo (c)Pierrick Contin – www.pierrickcontin.fr

December 5, 2017 – IM24CA – Melges 24 Corinthian European Champion 2016 and runner-up of the 2017 Melges 24 Worlds in Corinthian division-GILL RACE TEAM GBR694-has been also very consistent to win the Melges 24 European Sailing Series overall title twice and the Corinthian title once-achievement which no other team has done.

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NLRB issues complaint against Pasha Hawaii; BV inks deal to class CMA CGM LNG boxships

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NLRB issues complaint against Pasha Hawaii
December 5, 2017 — The International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots (MM&P) says that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued a complaint against Pasha Hawaii, The Pasha Group, and other subsidiaries (“Pasha”), for violations involving two new containerships being built at the Keppel AmFELS shipyard in Brownsville, Texas. According to the union, the National Labor Relations Act and the union’s collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with Pasha require Pasha to bargain in good faith with MM&P and to provide documents for MM&P to review and study before vessel construction begins so the union can confirm that the vessels comply with the living standards set forth in the CBA.

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Gérard d’Aboville presents LE CARGO at the Paris (Nautic) Boat Show

Gérard d'Aboville presents LE CARGO at the Paris (Nautic) Boat Show
On Saturday 2nd December, on the opening day of the Paris Boat Show, Gérard d’Aboville and Fanny Adam presented LE CARGO, the first Marketplace dedicated to the sale and purchase of nautical equipment. Available in English and French, this website, which is currently being developed, has been nominated for the Nautic Innovation Awards in the Service category. After the Paris Boat Show, Le Cargo will be visiting the other main shows in Europe to reach English speakers and widen its international audience.

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King’s Cup – AsianYachting Race Report 1

 

Phuket King's Cup Regatta News & ResultsGoto 2017-18 AYGP
31st Phuket King’s Cup Regatta 2017

AY Race Report 1

2016/17 AY Grand Prix Event

Thrills and spills on opening day…
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
4th December 2017: The meandering tropical disturbance that crossed over Northern Sumatra, has reformed as it headed off into the Bay of Bengal and produced a strong East North Easterly flow, with gusts over 20 knots, to provide plenty of excitement and carnage on opening day. The Race Officers on both courses fired of three races for most classes, while the Premier Cruisers completed a passage race around the islands and Multihull Cruising two races. Some breakages and collisions marred the day for some, notably John Newnham’s Twin Sharks cleanly slicing off the transom of Ray Waldron’s Surf Patrol in the Firefly 850 Sports class, while most crews relished the challenge and quickly got down to work. One little mistake in these conditions and yachts can be severely punished, which shows up in the results.

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TOTAL to supply CMA CGM with (a lot of) LNG for box ship newbuilds; Wärtsilä 20 diesel now packs more power

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Damen customer upgrades to a bigger Shoalbuster
December 4, 2017 — ISA Towage BV recently named the latest addition to its fleet, a Damen Shoalbuster 3209, in a ceremony at Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld. Named ISA, the vessel is the company’s second Shoalbuster — and the second to carry that name. The first ISA was a smaller Shoalbuster 2709 delivered at the close of 2016 and this latest vessel replaced it. The upgrade is the result of an offer made to Willem-Harm Mastenbroek, owner and managing director of ISA Towage B.V., by Jos van Woerkum, managing director of Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld.

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