Great Lakes bulker successfully retrofitted for automatic dock-to-dock operation; USMMA Superintendent promoted to Vice Admiral

Marine Daily
Hyde Marine
Great Lakes bulker successfully retrofitted for automatic dock-to-dock operation 

The 1979-built MV American Courage has become the largest ship ever capable of performing automated docking and dock-to-dock sailing operations, following retrofitting with the Wärtsilä SmartMove solution for semi-autonomous sailing. Full Article

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Seahouses Lifeboat crew bid farewell to their old Lifeboat

Above from the sarn.firetrench archive, photos of “Grace Darling”

& below, welcoming the new AWL Shannon Class “John & Elizabeth Allan” Hull No. 13-36

SEAHOUSES LIFEBOAT CREW BID FAREWELL TO THEIR FORMER LIFEBOAT – RNLB 12-16 “Grace Darling”
She was launched for the last time today Wed 13 Jan 2021, and sailed away from Seahouses to Amble, where she was to be lifted onto a road vehicle, for a final road journey to the All Weather Lifeboat Centre at Poole, where a decision will be made as to her future.

CA News: Updates to European Inland Waterways Cruising Guides

Cruising Association European Inland Waterways Cruising Guides   

updated for 2021

Print and digital editions of the Cruising Association’s (CA) main European inland waterways cruising guides have been published for the 2021 season; namely, Cruising the Inland Waterways of France and Belgium, Through the Netherlands via the Standing Mast Routes, 50 Great Cruising Routes in the Netherlands, The German Rhine, and Cruising the River Moselle/Mosel have been published by the CA’s European Inland Waterways Section (EIWS).

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