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Historic yacht saved from the scrapheap set to bring jobs and training to Sunderland

Historic yacht saved from the scrapheap

The Senora was saved by enthusiasts who raised £10,000 and it will now be used to equip young people with the skills needed for work An historic yacht saved from the scrapyard is set to sail up the River Wear, bringing jobs and training in its wake. Classic boat Senora was set to be used as firewood, before enthusiasts clubbed ...

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World’s First Ocean Cleaning System

World’s First Ocean Cleaning System to be deployed in 2016

Boyan Slat, 20-year old founder and CEO of The Ocean Cleanup, today announced that the world’s first system to passively clean up plastic pollution from the world’s oceans is to be deployed in 2016. He made the announcement at Asia’s largest technology conference, Seoul Digital Forum, in South Korea. The array is projected to be deployed in Q2 2016. The ...

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Gold Coast Marine Expo 2015 – Invitation to the official opening

City of Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate will officially open the 2015 Gold Coast International Marine Expo on Thursday, formally signalling the start of four fantastic days featuring every marine display you can imagine. Cr Tate, a vocal advocate of the marine industry and its growing economic importance to South East Queensland, will perform the official duties on the Club ...

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New System HubbaX4 Hi-Speed 3G/4G Coastal Marine Broadband

Buzz Connect, the UK company that brought mobile broadband to the maritime industry, has developed a new system specifically designed for vessels that cross between service providers or countries. The new Hubba X4 duo uses a dual SIM facility on 3G and 4G to provide considerably faster speeds than previously possible over the mobile network, achieving download speeds of up ...

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Volvo Penta diesels deliver power to sailboats Volvo Ocean Race

Engine Volvo Penta D2-75

Volvo Penta is the official engine supplier for the 2014-2015 Volvo Ocean Race, which is having its North American stopover in Newport, R.I., this week. “The Volvo Ocean Race serves as a crucible for developing and testing new technologies that will benefit the entire marine industry,” said Ron Huibers, president of Volvo Penta of the Americas. “We take innovation very ...

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Hurricane Hunter ~ Special Tropical Weather Outlook

Hurricane-Hunter-~-Special-Tropical-Weather-Outlook

May 8, 2015, data from an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that the nearly stationary area of low pressure located about 210 miles south-southeast of the South Carolina-North Carolina border is now producing 40-45 mph winds mainly to the north and west of the center. Environmental conditions are favorable for some additional development, and any increase in the ...

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Oil painting of Aberdeen boat expected to fetch £30,000 at auction

Star of Peace fetch £30,000 at auction

She was one of the finest and fastest Aberdeen sailing ships of her day. And now, on the 160th anniversary of her construction in 1855, an oil painting of the clipper Star of Peace is expected to fetch £30,000 at an auction in America next week. Star of Peace was built by Walter Hood, at his yard next to Pocra ...

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International 420 Class launches Exercise e-Book

International 420 Class launches Exercise e-Book

The International 420 Class has launched the Exercise e-Book, a new online training resource targeted at providing world-class training techniques and strategies on performance improvement for coaches and sailors. The new International 420 Class Association Exercise eBook provides a selection of carefully chosen performance training exercises, with accompanying video and commentary to provide sailors and coaches with a step by ...

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RNLI’s Mayday campaign

RNLI’s Mayday campaign

Steve Redgrave, Ben Ainslie and Richard Branson model yellow wellies for the RNLI’s Mayday campaign Five-time Olympic rowing gold medallist Sir Steve Redgrave, the most successful sailor in Olympic history Sir Ben Ainslie, and entrepreneur Richard Branson have donned yellow wellington boots for a photo shoot in support of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) as the charity launches its ...

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Inmarsat ~Fleet One connectivity for all

Inmarsat ~Fleet One connectivity for all

Leisure and fishing boats can now access the satellite voice and data services enjoyed by much larger vessels. Get the latest weather forecast and update charts, check your emails and call home – it’s all possible and affordable with Fleet One from Inmarsat Maritime. Broadband connectivity for all Specially designed equipment and flexible regional price plans put always-on broadband connectivity ...

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