Surfin’ the Sou’Wester

2017 Melges 20 World Championship – October 2-7 – Newport, R.I. – USA

Melges 20 Worlds kicks off in epic fashion with a perfect Southwest breeze at 18-23 kts, three races were completed in near perfect conditions

NEWPORT, R.I. (October 4, 2017) – Tourists come to Newport for fall foliage and clam chowder. Sailors come for yachting history and the legendary Newport Sou’wester Breeze which arrived on Day One of the 2017 Melges 20 World Championship. Mixing together warm, sunny fall temperatures, great breeze and near perfect Melges 20 surfing conditions, three races were completed in efficient fashion with Drew Freides’ PACIFIC YANKEE holding the overnight lead with an impressive 1, 2, 2.

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Foss vessels to support FEMA relief efforts; Sterling Adlakha named Harley Marine CFO

Foss vessels to support FEMA relief efforts
October 4, 2017 — Foss Maritime Company has contracted with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to support the relief and rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands following the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria. Three accommodation vessels are being utilized and will serve as floating hotels, providing safe housing and warm meals for responders. With these vessels, Foss will be able to help feed and temporarily house 729 people.

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Australian Champion Kitesurfer Chases Waves on Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef


from Chelsea Hauschka (Publicity)

4 October 2017: Australian Champion Kitesurfer and Sunshine Coast local, Ben Wilson, has released a new documentary-style video on YouTube following his first-ever kitesurfing adventure to Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef. The footage showcases secret surf breaks that form on the reef on rare occasions and which are known only to locals.

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Rolls-Royce teams with Google Cloud; Viking Cruises unveils plans for hydrogen fueled cruise ship

Metal Shark to build Navy’s PB(X) next gen patrol boats
October 3, 2017 — Metal Shark reports that it has been awarded the contract to produce the U.S. Navy’s next-generation patrol boat, the PB(X). The award is the culmination of a multi-year process by the Navy to select the replacement for the fleet of force protection boats currently in use with Navy Expeditionary Combat Command’s Coastal Riverine Forces (CRF).

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October AYGP News – All hands on deck..

October 2017 – AsianYachting Grand Prix – NewsGoto 2017-18 AYGP Microsite

2017/2018 AYGP Skipper & Yacht of the Year
“Hardest sports trophy to win in Asia”

All hands on deck for the 2017-18 AYGP Season
By AY MultiMedia
Goto 2017-18 AYGP minisiteOctober 4th 2017: In July, the 16th edition of the AsianYachting Grand Prix (AYGP) ranking system, kicked off at the Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek and with the China Cup International Regatta joining the regatta line-up, it promises to be the biggest turn out yet. Over the past few months, boat owners are busy relocating, buying, selling, chartering and preparing for the up and coming season. As Black Baza has been sold, a new winner will take over the AYGP Skipper and Yacht of the Year titles, that Black Baza won over the last two seasons. Coming up in quick succession in October, the China Coast Regatta (October 13th – 15th), Hong Kong to Vietnam Race (Starts October 18th), China Cup International Regatta (October 26th – 29th) in the Eastern Circuit, are followed by the Raja Muda Selangor Int. Regatta (Nov 17th – 25th) and the Phuket Regatta on (Dec 2nd – 9th) to round out the 2017 Racing Calendar.

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GE’s Fuel-Efficient Marine Technology Powers the World’s Largest Container Vessels by Maersk

By Slawos – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0

  • GE Recently Delivered Its PTO/PTI Solution to Four of the World’s Largest Container Vessels—EEE Mark II
  • The Solution, Coupled with Software Systems, Allows More Goods to be Transported over Sea with Optimized Fuel Efficiency and Reduced Environmental Impact

PARIS—October 3, 2017—GE’s Marine Solutions (NYSE: GE) recently delivered its power take off/power take in (PTO/PTI) solution along with its Power Management System digital software solution onboard four of the world’s largest container vessels owned by Maersk Line—Madrid Maersk, Munich Maersk, Moscow Maersk and Milan Maersk.

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Gulf Publishing Company Launches LNG Intelligence Service for Energy Industry

Energy Web Atlas tracks detailed data on hundreds of LNG projects, facilities around the globe

HOUSTON, Oct. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Gulf Publishing Company, a leading media company and provider of market data for the international energy industry, launches today the Energy Web Atlas to provide the downstream energy sector with easy access to information about the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) industry.

Tracking close to 500 LNG facilities/projects, the Energy Web Atlas is a one-stop source for comprehensive industry intelligence.
Tracking close to 500 LNG facilities/projects, the Energy Web Atlas is a one-stop source for comprehensive industry intelligence.
The Energy Web Atlas can display data against a variety of base maps, including satellite imagery.
The Energy Web Atlas can display data against a variety of base maps, including satellite imagery.

A real-time project information platform, the ESRI-based Energy Web Atlas (EWA) is a compilation of geospatial datasets covering the energy industry with maps and data dedicated to the LNG industry. It delivers actionable market intelligence within one easy-to-use, web-based resource.

“Data is always changing and searching for statistics and analysis related to LNG—such as project details and status, shipping routes and vessel data—can be time consuming and cumbersome,” said Scott Allgood, Director of Data for Gulf Publishing Company. “The Energy Web Atlas provides professionals in the industry with a much needed, quick and easy way to access real-time data that is required for daily decision-making.”

Allgood says EWA is a one-stop source for comprehensive industry intelligence. Tracking close to 500 LNG facilities and projects, EWA allows users to interrogate and export real-time project data, including details such as owner/operator, project status, storage and capacity.

The system, which can visualize the datasets against a variety of base maps including satellite imagery, allows users to search by company/project status, access up-to-date project contact details, search global pipeline data, view gas/gas-condensate fields, statistics, LNG shipping routes, and vessel data.

Another benefit to users is the ability to assess projects on a regional or national scale and to zoom in for a more detailed analysis of a particular area. The LNG datasets are updated in real time by a dedicated support team of researchers and cartographers, and subscribers can use the platform to create customized, export-ready production-quality charts, graphs and maps.

In addition, a geospatial map tracking U.S. gas processing plants is also available on the Energy Web Atlas. This platform gives users access to detailed data and direct contacts for more than 500 gas processing plants in the U.S. The dataset also includes information on more than 400 natural gas underground storage locations and 58 natural gas storage hubs.

In addition to the direct contact information, the gas processing geospatial dataset includes plant details (plant type/flow, BTU content, infrastructure), owner/operator information, plant status and more.

In 2018, additional geospatial maps and datasets covering diverse businesses such as renewable energy, downstream construction projects, petrochemicals, and oil and gas pipeline infrastructure will be added to the Energy Web Atlas.

For more information about EWA visit

About Gulf Publishing Company
For more than 100 years, Gulf Publishing Company has been the leading provider of business and technical knowledge for the global oil and gas industry. Since its formation in 1916, the company has evolved from a single publication—The Oil Weekly, which was dedicated to upstream activity in the Gulf Coast area of the United States—to a diversified information company, with coverage spanning the upstream, midstream and downstream. Headquartered in Houston, Gulf Publishing Company produces seven trade journals for the oil and gas industry: World Oil, Hydrocarbon Processing, Gas Processing, Petroleum Economist, Pipeline & Gas Journal, Pipeline News and Underground Construction.