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Monday, 24 September 2012 09:38

New 3rd generation cabin control from Lantic

While  the  integrated  entertainment  systems  developed  by  Lantic  are  generally  associated  with  the enjoyment of TV, movies, music, games and the internet, the increasing convergence of entertainment and IT means that Lantic systems are becoming ever more capable and versatile.  One example of this is the been  a  feature  for  several  years,  and  now  Lantic  is  showing  for  the  first  time  at  MYS  2012  its  third generation cabin control unit ‐ the YCS ‐ along with its stylish new keypad.  The  new  YCS  (Yacht  Control  System)  is  more  compact  than  ever  to  aid  installation,  and  can  now  be accessed that  all  its  features  can  be  operated  and  adjusted  using  iPads  /  iPhones  with  the  free  Lantic  app installed  or  with  the  normal  Lantic  remotes  if …
Marina owners around the Great Lakes say they have lost revenues this summer because of lower water levels. The unusually dry and hot summer boosted boater participation on the lakes, but also caused water levels to drop, leaving many areas with dangerous shoals and sandbars.Charter boat operators were impacted by the lower levels as well as commercial shipping. Marina owners say boaters hauled their boats out up to five weeks earlier than usual because of the lower lake levels.“This is not good for us,” John Killius owner of Henchen Marina on Lake Ontario, told the Great Lakes Echo. “The fall of water levels shortens our season and boaters have already started taking the boats out of the water.” Killius said the early departures are costing…
Friday, 21 September 2012 14:30

Cruise Lines Adopt Additional Safety Policy

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) & European Cruise Council (ECC) adopts ship lifeboat crew exercise requirement. This policy, which exceeds current international regulatory requirements, addresses issues related to the loading of lifeboats by crewmembers for training purposes. It is an outcome of the Cruise Industry Operational Safety Review, which was launched in January 2012. The Life Boat Loading for Training Purposes policy requires the launching and full loading of a lifeboat at least once every six months for crew training purposes for all oceangoing members of CLIA and ECC, effective immediately. During the training, the lifeboat is filled to capacity with crewmembers and maneuvered in the water to facilitate familiarization with lifeboat operations. It is mandatory that all crewmembers involved in operating or loading of…
Friday, 21 September 2012 14:01

U.S. Port Strike Crisis Averted... For Now

Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) Director, George H. Cohen, today issued a promising statement concerning the ongoing labor negations between the United States Maritime Alliance and International Longshoremen’s Association that, in the least, delays an East and Gulf Coast ports longshoremen strike through peak holiday shipping season. The following is FMCS Director George H. Cohen’s statement: I am pleased to announce that at the close of today’s productive negotiation session, in which progress was made on several important subjects, the parties have agreed to extend the collective bargaining agreement due to expire on September 30, 2012 for a ninety (90) day period, i.e. through December 29, 2012. In taking this significant step, the parties emphasized that they are doing so “for the good of the country” to avoid any…
Thursday, 20 September 2012 11:01

Queensland marine industry park gets go-ahead

The project is Maryborough is expected to create 300 jobs over 10 years.Plans for a marine industry park in Queensland, Australia are expected to create 300 jobs over the next 10 years. Maryborough City Council recently approved the development permit for the park and a proposed industrial estate that would include boat manufacturing and repair facilities."We believe the precinct will provide more than 300 jobs over a 10-year period, provide training opportunities as well as developing the existing engineering skills available in the region," Mayor Gerard O'Connell told the Fraser Coast Chronicle.But the plan, in early stages, still needs a developer. O’Connell said the site offers a “unique opportunity” for developers. "It's not like there are these kinds of development approvals lying around on every…
The annual SYBAss General Assembly, held as usual on the morning prior to the Monaco Yacht Show at the Hôtel Hermitage, saw the Superyacht Builders Association welcome three new members to the fold. It also featured a range of presentations on the current and future state of the industry. The three new members of SYBAss confirmed at the general assembly are Palmer Johnson (US), Hanseatic Marine (Australia) and Mondo Marine (Italy). “The fact that we can welcome new members at this economically challenging time reinforces the ability of our association to represent the leading companies in the sector,” commented SYBAss secretary general Theo J. Hooning. “By ensuring that the interests of the superyacht builders are given the priority they deserve in the key areas of…
Tuesday, 18 September 2012 09:19

Shell Delays Arctic Oil Drilling Until 2013

Royal Dutch Shell (“Shell”) is engaged in a multi-year drilling program to explore for new oil & gas resources in high-potential blocks in offshore Alaska. Important progress has been made with this program, with two drill ships, more than twenty support vessels, an approved capping stack, and other redundant oil spill response equipment already in position. Shell continues to demonstrate the strength and extent of its Arctic preparations. Over the last several days, Shell has successfully completed a series of tests of the first-ever Arctic Containment System. However, during a final test, the containment dome aboard the Arctic Challenger barge was damaged. It is clear that some days will be required to repair and fully assess dome readiness. We are disappointed that the dome has…
A powerboat driver has died after being flung from his vessel at high speed after it flipped during a race. Mike Lovell, 27, was participating in the national powerboat racing championship with his navigator Dan Whapples when the tragic accident happened. During the second lap of the last race in the P1 Superstock class the pair were suddenly flung from their boat after it became caught in the wash from the other craft. Scroll down for video of boat being taken away. Tragedy: The accident happened during a race at Weymouth Bay, Dorset, yesterday. reports said the was 'blood everywhere' The boat was thrown upside down and barrel-rolled, causing serious injuries to the two men from Southampton. Reports said there was 'blood everywhere'. Mr Lovell…
D-Marin Marinas Group, a Doğuş Group company created to set a new benchmark in design and operations of marina destinations, is delighted to announce its most significant participation in its nine-year history at the Monaco Yacht Show 2012 (MYS). The luxury marinas group, with six marinas in Turkey and Croatia, and with a growing global portfolio, will this year sponsor The Superyacht Owners' Lounge (TSOL) at MYS. This exclusive venue for owners, VIPs and elite partners of TSOL’s hosts, will provide a strong platform to communicate the major strides taken by D-Marin in 2012. Foremost of these is the Group’s recent acquisition of two marinas, Marina Dalmacija and Marina Borik, Croatia. D-Marin Dalmacija is the highest capacity marina in the Eastern Mediterranean basin with 1,200…
Marina Ibiza and STP Shipyard have teamed up to offer superyacht captains as well as crew who hold the Acrew loyalty card amazing advantages. The main aim of the new social network Acrew, dedicated to recreational sailing, is to create a virtual community of captains and crew, and to place at their service the best firms working in the sector. Presentation to be given on the Acrew@Zest Terrace at the Monaco Yacht Show 2012 Marina Ibiza and STP Shipyard will present on the Acrew@Zest Terrace at the Monaco Yacht Show the special benefits they’ve got lined up for captains and crew who hold the Acrew loyalty card, under the Global Loyalty Programme, which offers captains and crew all kinds of advantages with recreational sailing firms…
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