At 18:09hr on Thursday 17th August 2017, UKCG requested the immediate launch of Seahouses Lifeboats, following a report of a female on a body board without wetsuit or lifejacket, being carried out to sea off Beadnell point. Another body board had allegedly gone into the water to try and assist the female who had gone out of sight.

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SilverHook sets speed record from Key West to Cuba

Sets World Speed Record  

from Key West to Cuba 

at 10:01:34am ET Today

Key West, FL (Thursday, August 17): SilverHook, the 48 foot monohull Superboat Grand Prix race boat, set a new one-way speed record this morning from Key West to Cuba at an average speed of 79.23mph for the 101 mile Florida Straights run. With an Elapsed Time of: 1: 18 :3 SilverHook reached speeds of 127mph in the 5-7 foot waves.

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Thales wins contract to support Canada’s AOPs and JSS vessels; USCG guidance aims to make LNG bunkering safer

Thales wins contract to support Canada's AOPs and JSS vessels
Thales wins contract to support Canada’s AOPS and JSS vessels
August 17, 2017 —The Government of Canada is awarding a contract for in-service support of the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) and Joint Support Ships (JSS) to a joint venture of Thales Canada Inc. and Thales Australia Ltd. If all options are exercised the contract could be valued at $5.2 billion.

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Western Circuit – AY Pre-Regatta Report


20th SMU-RM Western Circuit Sailing Regatta 2017

 Goto SMU-RM Western Circuit

AY Pre-Regatta Report

Western Circuit swings into action…
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
August 18th: While big boat racing is declining in Singapore, the 20th edition of the SMU-RM Western Circuit Sailing Regatta attracts many local and International sailors, to come together in multiple classes and test their racing abilities. Over the next two weekends (Aug 19, 20 & 26) Raffles Marina comes alive with an 85 boat line-up of keelboats, multihull’s, SB20, PY, J24’s, Access 2.3’s for disabled sailors and six Windsurfing classes. This event is Singapore’s premier racing event, full of youthful enthusiasm from the SMU organising team, combined with Raffles Marina excellent facilities, have built a reputation for lively fleet racing and fun filled post race parties. Up for grabs this weekend is, the SMU President’s Cup, SB20 International Cup and the Inter-Tertiary Windsurfing Championship (ITWC) 2017 titles.

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A Pacific Yankee Doodle Dandy Opening Day in Newport at 2017 Melges 20 National Championship

Two races were completed on the first day of competition at the 2017 U.S. National Championship, the third event on the Melges 20 World League, North American ranking

NEWPORT, R.I. (August 17, 2017) – On a traditional sunny, summer day, Newport is known for giving sailors a headfake with a weak, northerly, morning breeze, only to have that fade into a solid, southwest seabreeze. Knowing the conditions well and despite the solid northerly morning gradient, PRO Anderson Reggio wisely postponed the 2017 Melges 20 U.S. National Championship fleet, and settled on a 2 o’clock start on the ‘outside’ race course to take full advantage of that seabreeze.

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Newport Pow Wow

2017 U.S. National Championship readies to put teams through the Newport paces in advance of World Championship on October 2-7

NEWPORT, R.I. (August 16, 2017) – Summer sailing and racing in Newport is at its seasonal high point and smack dab in the middle of it all, is the 2017 Melges 20 U.S. National Championship hosted by Sail Newport happening on August 17-19. Three days of competitive sailing will take place under the careful management of PRO Anderson Reggio and his legion of local sailing and race committee volunteers.

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Maersk puts price on cyber attack at $200-$300 million; World’s largest sailing cargo ship planned

American Queen christens newest addition to its fleet
American Queen christens newest addition to its fleet
August 16, 2017 — Named American Duchess, the 166-guest riverboat is the first all-suite paddlewheeler on America’s rivers. The vessel is based on the former Bettendorf Capri casino boat, originally delivered by Bender Shipbuilding and Repair in 1995, and has emerged from an extensive rebuild at Bollinger Shipyards, Morgan City, LA as a luxurious river cruise ship featuring three 550 sq. ft owner’s suites, four 550 sq. ft loft suites, and spacious veranda suites with sliding glass doors to private balconies and interior suites.

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Whistleblower to get $1.59m in shipyard overbilling case; Ukrainian shipyard to design concrete-hulled towboat

New Sanmar terminal tugs to have MTU engines
New Sanmar terminal tugs to have MTU engines
August 15, 2017 — Rolls-Royce and Turkey’s Sanmar Shipyards have signed a contract for the delivery of eight MTU Series 4000 engines for four new terminal tugs. The contract includes an option for a further four engines. The tugs will be fitted with two 16V 4000 M73L MTU engines, each delivering an output of 2,700 kW at 1,850 rpm.

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