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Yacht Club Costa Smeralda runs regattas on both sides of the Atlantic

Milan, 27th February 2015. With the start of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda's sailing season just a few short days away, the Club's busy 2015 calendar was presented to journalists and sponsors at a press conference in Milan's Four Seasons hotel. An impressive list of regattas scheduled to take place from March to November is set to have owners…

Sulphur Enforcement Begins in Denmark

For the first time all 16 SECA countries met for the Danish Maritime Authority’s workshop on sulphur regulation enforcement. The leaving participants’ suitcases were filled with inspiration for strengthened national efforts and cross-country coordinationA total of 35 legal experts, port State control surveyors and naval architects from the authorities in Canada…

Floating through Adrift's hypoxic first-person experience

What starts as slow, rhythmic breathing becomes heavier, ragged. In the background I hear the beeping of a heart monitor.There's a strange absence of any other noise, though the sounds of breathing and beeping seem to almost sharpen, filling that void."Am I going to die?" I ask."Not yet. Reach out."The breathing is coming in shorter bursts now, sharp, painful pants."You've got to get closer to it.
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Malacca Strait traffic hits an all time high in 2014, VLCCs and dry bulk lead growth

Transits of the key Malacca Strait waterway connecting Asia to Europe and the Middle East hit an all time high in 2014 crossing the 79,000 barrier for the first time.According to a study compiled by the Nippon Maritime Center using data from the Marine Department of Malaysias STRAITREP system there were 79,344 transits…

St. Louis Co. Rescue Squad Trains Over Shipwreck | FOX 21 News, KQDS-DT

St. Louis Co. Rescue Squad Trains Over ShipwreckDULUTH, Minn. - Conditions were just right for the St. Louis County Rescue Squad to train in on top of the line equipment Thursday. They used the site of the Thomas Wilson shipwreck to test out their ROVs or remotely operated vehicles.This is basically underwater robotics that has a very high test multi-beam sonar, said David Phillips, St.

Oil Bargains for Asia Stretch to Mexico as Ships Set Sail

the U.S. shale boom brings bargains from around the globe. face as the U.S. Asia. company officials and shipping data compiled by Bloomberg. fields reduces the need for imports in the worlds biggest oil-consuming nation. dropped 6.5 percent in the first eleven months of last year. Thursday. share. Dubai grades. data compiled by Bloomberg show. to the data. seeking comment. last year.

Gulf Craft to Globally Launch Latest Superyacht at Dubai International Boat Show

, is gearing up to make a number of breakthrough announcements at this year's Dubai International Boat Show, with an impressive display of its latest superyachts, sport cruisers and leisure craft. will globally launch its latest superyacht, the Majesty 122, at the Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS), which runs from 3-7 March 2015. leading the yacht-building industry both regionally and globally.

Council to re-bid dredging of Dayton Boat Dock

The Dayton City Council will soon be accepting bids to dredge the area around the Dayton Boat Dock after city council members voted to bid out the project at a special-called meeting on Friday.The project is expected to cost somewhere around $245,000, according to city officials.The dredging process, which involves cleaning out the area around the dock…

Heavy ice shuts down East River ferry service

Heavy ice in the East River shut down ferry service Tuesday morning  stopping the popular boats from traveling among Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn.The service was suspended for the first time on a weekday yesterday  and Saturday was the first day in its four-year history that it shut down.It’s unclear yet if service will resume Tuesday afternoon…

Industry Insight: SGMF Membership Uncovered

Graypen is a leading independent ships agency company which specialises in the provision of high-quality port agency services to tanker vessels carrying liquid cargoes of all kinds, from crude oil, through clean and dirty products, chemicals, liquid petroleum gases (LPG) and over the last ten years or so, liquefied natural gas (LNG).

Fishing Line: World-record spotted bass, sturgeon bite still strong

TOP PICKS BULLARDS BAR A potential new world record spotted bass was caught this past weekend during a tournament by Lou Ferrante of Sparks, NVthe big fish weighed an amazing 11.2 pounds on derby scales, but a certified scale had it at 10.95still a new world record. The catch will still have to be verified by the DFW and application made to the IGFA.
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Simulation Technology Shows the U.S. Navy How to HIT

The Navy soon will begin using an Office of Naval Research (ONR) technology to predict injuries and improve medical responses in any kind of attack on ships.The Human Injury and Treatment (HIT) model provides a comprehensive capability to forecast casualties potentially encountered during combat operations aboard ships…

UD Uses Tech to Help Hunt for WWII Planes and MIAs

LEWES, Del. (WBOC) - In November, "60 Minutes" shared the story of the BentProp project. Since the mid-90's its members have given their time and money to searching the waters and land of Palau, a small island nation in the south Pacific, for planes lost during World War II and the final resting places of men who were in…

Feds Unleash Arctic Offshore Drilling Regs

4478726As Americans hurried home to avoid last weekends snowstorm, the Obama administration unveiled new regulations that for the first time propose strict mandates for drilling for oil in the Arctic Ocean.The administration’s proposed Arctic offshore drilling rule will cost $1.2 billion — the most expensive provision being…

Judges reassignment to Guantánamo at issue in war court hearing

The alleged mastermind of al-Qaidas bombing of the USS Cole on Oct. 12, 2000 was expected back at Camp Justice Monday afternoon to challenge the latest tweak of the war court that George W. Bush built and Barack Obama reformed:A sudden order last month by a senior Pentagon official to war court judges to move down to this remote base and not leave until their trials…

Despite potential new safety rules, Shell urged to shut down Arctic drilling ops

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) have proposed regulations to ensure that future exploratory drilling activities on the U.S. Arctic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) are done safely and responsibly, subject to strong and proven operational standards.

Reefer Madness: Why Is China on a Building Spree in the South China Sea?

China’s frantic construction activity on a series of disputed reefs in the South China Sea has set off alarm bells across the Pacific and in Washington, raising fears that Beijing is putting steel in the ground to back up its contentious claims to a big swath of one of the world’s key waterways.Since last summer, China…

World briefs: Iran talks to continue today

GENEVA — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif, met for two hours Sunday in this Swiss city in another round of nuclear talks to try to narrow gaps as they pressed against a March 31 deadline to reach a political agreement.The meeting included for the first time U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Iran’s nuclear chief…

Ted Stevens Day at NOAA honors and educates

By Lisa PhuPosted on July 28, 2013 at 4:43 pmCategory: Education, Featured News, Fisheries, National Government, Science & TechEstimated reading time: 3 minutes, 12 secondsHundreds of people poured into Juneaus Ted Stevens Marine Research Institute, or Auke Bay Laboratories, on Friday, a day set aside to honor its namesake and his legacy in Alaska.The late Ted Stevens served the state in the U.S.

National labor disputes to cast shadow over UAW talks

04616765.jpg epa04616765 Container ships sit idle in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach as a partial shut down commences today and is expected to last through the weekend as a labor dispute continues between port employees and the dockworkers' union in Los Angeles, California, USA, 12 February 2015. According to the Pacific Maritime Association…