Online Bermuda Race Begins June 19

In this virtual Newport Bermuda Race held on, competitors and race fans will sail 635 miles in one of four new model boats whose manufacturers have sponsored the race.

NEWPORT, RI (June 1, 2020)—The 52nd running of the “Thrash to the Onion Patch” has been postponed until 2022, but a fleet will nonetheless set sail to Bermuda on June 19, the original start date. The 2020 Online Newport Bermuda Race will be sailed in partnership with, with free entry to participants. Sponsors include Jeanneau North America, X-Yachts USA, Dehler Yachts/McMichael Yacht Yards & Brokers, and Italia Yachts/David Walters Yachts.

PODCAST: All American Marine on Vessel Design and e-Ferry Project

sign and e-Ferry Project
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Ron has a 10-year working relationship with All American Marine, but only joined the company back in 2018. For the last 15 years, Ron worked at Kenai Fjords Tours in Seward, Alaska. His maritime career also includes experience on tugboats that specialized in commercial ship assists and commercial towing in South Central Alaska.

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St Kitts and Nevis International Ship Registry welcomes Dr Kevin M. Isaac’s appointment as Chair of the Commonwealth Board of Governors

The St Kitts and Nevis International Ship Registry (SKANReg) has welcomed the appointment of the UK High Commissioner of St. Kitts and Nevis, His Excellency, Dr Kevin M. Isaac, as Chairman of the 54 member Commonwealth Board of Governors.

MM&P: Crews of five U.S.-flag containerships trapped by crew change breakdown; Paddy Rodgers joins V.Group Board

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MM&P: Crews of five U.S.-flag containerships trapped by crew change breakdown

Maritime union says that crews of five U.S.-flag containerships are among the thousands of seafarers essentially being held hostage aboard their vessels because of COVID-19 restrictions on crew changes. Full Article


ICS issues updated COVID-19 health guidance; Paddy Rodgers joins V.Group Board

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ICS issues updated COVID-19 health guidance

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has issued updated health guidance for the global shipping industry to ensure ship operators and crew can safely deal with seafarers struggling with medical conditions during the pandemic. Full Article


Both Exmouth RNLI Lifeboats attend emergencies

At 12:17 hrs today, Thursday 28 May 2020 both Exmouth’s RNLI temporary lifeboats, the Inshore Lifeboat D-755 Peggy D and All Weather Lifeboat 13-33 Bridie O’Shea were requested to launch by H.M. Coastguard following reports of a swimmer who had reportedly disappeared out of view off the beach at Steamer Steps, Budleigh Salterton.