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Navy chief: S'pore must guard against 'sea blindness', Singapore News & Top Stories

Singapore having access to the sea is akin to residents in a Housing Board flat enjoying free and shared use of the common corridor, said navy chief Lew Chuen Hong.But he cautioned that Singaporeans have grown increasingly oblivious to the sea's importance, with the easy availability of goods in Singapore and the shift…

Princess Yachts R35 performance yacht review

The new Princess R35 performance yacht appears to have pulled off the rare trick of combining agility and elegance in a single package. The backstory of the British-built boat may involve the skills of legendary Italian design house Pininfarina allied to technology derived from the Americas Cup racing team BAR, but arguably…
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SeaDream Announces New Land Programs in the Caribbean - Cruise Industry News

SeaDream Yacht Club announced it is expanding its Yachting Land Adventures program in the Caribbean with a selection of new shoreside activities, according to a press release.The new selections range from engaging tours to high adrenaline adventures, the company said.With so many repeat guests who sail with SeaDream year after year…

Entry is now open for 50th Finn World Masters

In 2020, the event celebrates its 50th anniversary and is being run by the ever-enthusiastic Dutch Finn sailors who have promised to put on a memorable event both on and off the water. They have set a target of 400 boats, which is not that hard to envisage, with more than 900 Finn Masters worldwide. Several times the fleet has passed 350 entries…

Indonesian fishermen find body of one of 3 missing divers, SE Asia News & Top Stories

JAKARTA - Indonesian fishermen on Monday (Nov 11) found the body of one of the three missing divers, including a Singaporean, in the waters near Lampung province on Sumatra island.Indonesia's National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) spokesman Yusuf Latief said the fishermen found the body, clad in a diving suit, along with diving equipment…

Marseille Port Completes Blockchain Trial

New Wave MediaShailaja A. The Port of Marseille Fos (Grand Port Maritime de Marseille; GPMM) has just completed a blockchain pilot scheme to enhanced efficiencies at France’s largest seaport.The focus of the project for freight transportation on the  Mediterranean-Rhone-Saone (MeRS) corridor is to run a trial to evaluate the security of the digital transport chain.

LankaWeb – U.S. military presence and popular resistance in Sri Lanka

United States Arleigh Burke-class destroyers docked in Sri Lanka. Included in the task-force were the USS Howard (DDG 83), USS Shoup (DDG 86), USS Pinckney (DDG 91) and the USS Kidd (DDG 100). (October 28-31, 2017) [Credit: Sri Lanka News / Ada Deranavia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVVKAKSz1rU]The Indian Ocean is one of the most contested regions in the world today.

Cyclone Bulbul kills 13 across India and Bangladesh

Cyclone Bulbul has ripped through coastal areas of Bangladesh and India, killing at least 13 people while more than two million others were forced to spend a night in storm shelters.The storm packed winds of up to 120km/h (75 mph), injuring dozens and destroying thousands of homes. Five of the six who lost their lives in…

Vancouver Island real estate sales dipped 19% last year

The slowdown in Vancouver Islands real estate market has not been isolated to Greater Victoria, as the rest of the Island reported a sharp downturn in sales activity over the course of 2018. The total number of sales in Victoria dropped 20 per cent in 2018, compared with 2017, and a similar tale is told north of the Malahat Drive.

In memory of an uncle lost at sea

Editor’s note: James Arnold Frederick writes that he served in the U.S. Air Force from 1965-1969. He served at Tan Son Nhut Air Base, Saigon, Vietnam, from 1966-1967. He shared this tribute to his uncle Carl Lloyd Arnold, who served in the U.S. Navy during World War II on the USS Indianapolis CA-35. He was lost at sea.Carl Lloyd Arnold was born Nov.

Centre ready to build major port in Andhra Pradesh

An MoU was signed with IIT-Kharagpur to set up a Rs 1,000 crore ship design and model testing centre to give a fillip to shipbuilding industry in the country, Union Minister of State for Shipping Mansukh L Mandaviya said here on Thursday. Addressing the inaugural of the two-day conclave of ports of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC)…

SuperyachtNews.com - Business - La Ciotat to form a maritime cluster?

On 30 October, La Ciotat Shipyards (LCS), the public company managing and developing the shipyards of La Ciotat, held a roundtable discussion in order to determine whether or not the creation of a large yacht industrial cluster containing the trades of maintenance, repair and conversion, would be of benefit. The roundtable…

Orion Group (NYSE:ORN) Rating Increased to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Orion Group (NYSE:ORN) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report issued on Saturday morning, Zacks.com reports. Zacks Investment Research currently has $5.50 price objective on the construction company’s stock. According to Zacks, “Orion Group Holdings, Inc. is a construction…

Efstathiou buys German freight-tech mainstay Burmester & Vogel

Bostons Evan Efstathiou is best known in maritime circles for his freight-tech landscape product, a frequently updated display that puts ocean shippings technology ecosystem into visual context. Since he began curating the map in 2009, a B&V emblem has been in the picture. It is the logo of Burmester und Vogel a company that Efstathiou has just purchased.

Maersk looks at Brazilian start-ups as digital revolution spreads in Latin America

Lars Nielsen, Maersk Line chief executive for Latin America & the Caribbean, told delegates at last weeks TOC Americas Container Supply Chain event in Cartagena: We havent so far invested in any Latin American start-ups, but we have been looking at Brazil, where there are some digital-first freight forwarders that are using…

Mainers cast ballots on statewide referendum questions, local races

Polling places across Maine open Tuesday morning as voters get their chance to choose local office holders and decide a pair of statewide referendum questions.Turnout is expected to be strongest in cities such as Portland, which has seen a record-setting four-way race for the full-time mayor’s position. There also are mayoral elections in Biddeford…

Nauta Yachts presents 78m concept with "island" beach club

An expanding beach club dubbed The Island is the star attraction of a new 78 metre superyacht concept presented by Nauta Yachts.Designed inside and out by Nauta, the 78.4 metre superyacht design features long overhangs and an extensive use of glass and reflects the studios trademark preference for clean, uncluttered design.Its key feature is an expansive beach club aft…

Qatar- A more balanced maritime law will boost business & trade: Experts

(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Qatar's maritime laws regulating the practice of services of maritime shipping intermediaries need to be reviewed to make them in line with international conventions such as ‘Hamburg Rules' to enhance maritime and logistics and international trade, echoed a panel of experts at a discussion on enhance…

Greece rescues tourist floating in Aegean Sea for two days

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece has rescued a 47-year old woman floating in a rubber dinghy in the Aegean Sea for nearly two days, coastguard officials said on Tuesday.The woman, holidaying on a sailboat near the Greek island of Folegandros, boarded an inflatable boat around midday on Nov. 1 to get supplies. A day later, Greek…

Container traffic at the Port of Gothenburg on the rise despite uncertain market situation

The Swedish container market had a slight downturn during the first half of 2019 with a one per cent fall, but the Port of Gothenburg is reporting a steady rise in both market share and volume. Between January and September this year, the figure stood at four per cent, due largely to continued influx of hinterland rail…