Technical Partners On Board for 2020


(Friday 21st February) – For what promises to be a thrilling six-event year of competition that will take the circuit to South Africa for the first time, the 52 SUPER SERIES is again welcoming the support of key long time Technical Partners Quantum Sails, North Sails, King Marine and Longitud Cero.

All American Marine completes 80-foot patrol vessel for Texas Parks and Wildlife; BW LPG to retrofit eight ships to LPG dual-fuel operation

VIDEO: All American Marine completes 80-foot patrol vessel for Texas Parks and Wildlife

Teknicraft-design vessel incorporate innovative design features critical to modern maritime law enforcement. Full Article


“What shipping did next”

Some perspectives during European Shipping Week from Tom Boardley, Secretary General, Cruise Lines International Association

European Shipping Week is always a great occasion to meet up with colleagues and friends from across the industry, exchange views and catch up on latest trends. This year was no exception and, with the European Green Deal now tabled, the timing was a good opportunity to discuss the Commission’s proposed roadmap to a carbon neutral future. Whilst not so many years ago, sustainability may only have been the topic of a fringe meeting, it is now taking centre stage, and rightly so.

Pilots seek action on unsafe “trapdoor” arrangements; Ray Fitzgerald returns to Crowley as COO

Pilots seek action on unsafe “trapdoor” arrangements

Following death of Sandy Hook pilot Capt. David Sherwood last December, the American Pilots’ Association has written state pilotage authorities warning of hazards of “trapdoor” pilot access arrangements. Full Article


Young Aubrey’s sponsored swim raises £300 for the RNLI

Photographs : (a) Aubrey is presented with his certificate by Dept. Coxswain, Scott Ranft (b) Aubrey thanked his sponsors with a painting  Credits : Exmouth RNLI / Aubrey Green

Eleven year old Aubrey Green, from Wilmington, has recently raised £300 for the RNLI following a successful 5k sponsored swim that he completed for the lifesaving charity in January.

IDEC SPORT completes the Tea Route, three times faster than the big clippers

The IDEC SPORT maxi trimaran sailed by Francis Joyon, Bertrand Delesne, Christophe Houdet, Antoine Blouet and Corentin Joyon, set a new record for the Tea Route between Hong Kong and London this morning (Wednesday 19th February 2020). The new reference time is 31 days, 23 hours, 36 mins and 46 seconds.