Andrew Simpson Foundation News: Lendy Cowes Week Official Charity Preview

Andrew Simpson Foundation : The Sailing Charity
Delivering a host of FUNdraising, Educational & Inspirational activities 
at Lendy Cowes Week (29 July – 5 August)
From its high profile Golden Ticket Draw to hosting a Careers Café for young people at Shepards Wharf, the Andrew Simpson Foundation (ASF), this year’s official charity at Lendy Cowes Week, promises to leave no stone unturned and leave no-one out of their packed programme.

 

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Report out on fatal 2015 whale watching boat capsize; Port of Charleston terminal reopens after dirty bomb scare

TSB Canada reports on fatal 2015 whale watching boat capsize
TSB Canada reports on fatal 2015 whale watching boat capsize
June 15, 2017 — The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) issued three recommendations to improve passenger vessel safety resulting from its investigation (M15P0347) into the fatal October 2015 capsizing of the passenger vessel Leviathan II, owned by Jamie’s Whaling Station Ltd., in Clayoquot Sound, British Columbia.

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Brooke Shields christens new Circle Line boats; CMA CGM to acquire Maersk’s Mercosul Line

Brooke Shields christens new
 Circle Line boats
Brooke Shields christens new Circle Line boats
June 14, 2017 — Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises is adding a series of three new 600-passenger ferries, the first two of which were christened yesterday by actress Brooke Shields and a representative from New Heights Youth, a non-profit sports-based youth development and educational organization based in New York. Part of the new Empire Class, the two new boats were christened The Circle Line Staten Island and The Circle Line Bronx. The Empire Class of sightseeing vessels were built by Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, Somerset, MA.

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2017 Melges 24 European Sailing Series in Marstrand – Melges 24 Swedish and Nordic Championship Kick Off in Marstrand

June 15, 2017 – Marstrand, Sweden – After first two events of the 2017 Melges 24 European Sailing Series in Southern Europe, the International Melges 24 fleet is heading to the North. Third event of the series will be held in the Swedish sailing hot spot – on the west coast, in picturesque Marstrand on June 16-18. Melges 24 Swedish and Nordic champions will be found out during the regatta hosted by the Marstrands Segelsellskäp in co-operation with the Melges 24 Swedish Class Association and International Melges 24 Class Association (IM24CA).

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Little ‘Selkie’ wins Marion Bermuda Overall

 

Little ‘Selkie’ wins Marion Bermuda Overall
By Talbot Wilson

RHADC Bermuda- June 15, 2017:  ‘Selkie’, Chip Bradish’s 1988 Morris Ocean 32.5 footer from Jamaica Plain near Boston, was the overall corrected time winner of Class D and the entire 40th Anniversary Marion Bermuda Race. She was the smallest boat in the race and was sailed using only celestial navigation.
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Crowley Maritime one of America’s healthiest companies; Kirby to acquire Stewart & Stevenson

LR launches code for unmanned
 marine systems
LR launches code for unmanned marine systems
June 13, 2017 — Classification society Lloyd’s Register (LR) has launched the LR Unmanned Marine Systems Code, a goal-based code that takes a structured approach to the assessment of unmanned marine systems (UMS) against a set of safety and operational performance requirements. With continuing developments in autonomous and remote systems LR believes that, in the near future, UMS will enter into widespread use through many sectors of the industry.

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The Round the Island Race: The count down commences & Race Partners are finalised

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2017 Race Day: Saturday 1st July
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The count down commences & race partners are finalised
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Shipping losses continue decline but “perfect storm” of regulation, cost-savings and cyber security looms, says Allianz

 

  • Allianz Safety & Shipping Review 2017: 85 large ships lost worldwide in 2016, down 50% over a decade.  South China and Southeast Asian waters top loss location. East Mediterranean replaces British Isles as top incident hotspot.
  • Crew negligence, inadequate vessel maintenance and cyber increasing areas of concern, as economic pressures challenge budgets.
  • New navigational and monitoring technologies could help reduce impact of human error – which has resulted in $1.6bn of losses in five years. However, over-reliance brings risks.

London/New York/Munich/Paris/Singapore June 13, 2017: Large shipping losses have declined by 50% over the past decade, largely driven by development of a more robust safety environment by ship-owners, according to Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE’s (AGCS) fifth annual Safety & Shipping Review 2017.

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Biofuel and beer pilot an inland waterways green corridor; USCG issues fourth BWMS Type Approval

VIDEO: Biofuel and beer pilot
 an inland waterways green corridor
VIDEO: Biofuel and beer pilot an inland waterways green corridor
June 12, 2017 — Netherlands-based sustainable fuels specialist GoodFuels is cooperating with Heineken Netherlands and Nedcargo to launch a pilot to demonstrate a sustainable “drop-in” marine fuel on-board the For-Ever, an inland waterways vessel dedicated to transporting Heineken export beer from the Heineken brewery in Zoeterwoude to the deep-sea terminals in Rotterdam.

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