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This is where we publish our boat related stories and articles, which range from world circumnavigation to rescue missions, humour and much, much more. So make yourself a coffee and settle yourself down to a good read.

Watch: Latest horrifying footage of burning X-Press Pearl
Watch: Latest horrifying footage of burning X-Press Pearl
Thursday, 27 May 2021

The Sri Lanka Air Force has released more footage of X-Press Pearl which, as reported by Marine Industry News earlier this week, is burning fiercely off the cost of Colombo.

Success for CA in EU visa campaign
Success for CA in EU visa campaign
Thursday, 27 May 2021

The Cruising Association’s (CA) Regulations and Technical Services group (RATS) has been in discussion with the EU over the interaction between the Schengen rules allowing UK citizens entry to the Schengen zone for 90 days in any period of ...

30m people plan to visit the coast this summer, says RNLI
30m people plan to visit the coast this summer, says RNLI
Thursday, 27 May 2021

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and Her Majesty’s Coastguard are launching a joint beach safety campaign as a new study reveals around 30m people plan to visit the UK coast this summer.

Royal Navy finally appoints first woman admiral
Royal Navy finally appoints first woman admiral
Thursday, 27 May 2021

For the first time in the centuries-long history of the Royal Navy, a woman officer will be appointed to the rank of admiral.

International Marine Networking set for 1 June
International Marine Networking set for 1 June
Thursday, 27 May 2021

The date for the next International Marine Networking (IMN) has been set for 1st June 2021. It’s free to attend, but registration is necessary.

Nominations open for international electric boat award
Nominations open for international electric boat award
Thursday, 27 May 2021

Nominations are now being accepted for the Gustave Trouvé Awards for Excellence in Electric Boats and Boating, colloquially known as the Gussies.

Raritan Engineering says it has solved macerator mess
Raritan Engineering says it has solved macerator mess
Thursday, 27 May 2021

Servicing a macerator pump will make the most seasoned boat owner turn green. But, says Raritan Engineering, its new 53101 Macerator Pump with waste valve makes the job easier and far less messy. The pump disconnects from its own gate valve housi...

Balmar introduces new smart regulator and battery monitor
Balmar introduces new smart regulator and battery monitor
Thursday, 27 May 2021

USA based DC charging solutions company Balmar, has released two new products for its DC charging programme.

Strategies for a Safer Boating Season
Strategies for a Safer Boating Season
Thursday, 27 May 2021

As more and more people escape from lockdown to get out of quarantine and onto the water, safety specialist Ocean Signal is reminding boaters to make sure their vessels are equipped with a properly registered Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Be...

FENDERTEX | Inflatable Textile Fenders
FENDERTEX | Inflatable Textile Fenders
Thursday, 27 May 2021 Introducing

Fendertex® is the only manufacturer of inflatable textile fenders for the yachting market. The Fendertex® standard line offers cylindrical, spherical, and tandem fenders. Fendertex® also offers a wide range of customiza...

ActiveTarget™️ | High Resolution Live Sonar
ActiveTarget™️ | High Resolution Live Sonar
Thursday, 27 May 2021 Introducing

ActiveTarget is an easy to use sonar system from Lowrance, which enables you to see live, below the water, with extraordinary clarity and breathtaking detail. ActiveTarget removes the guesswork from traditional sonar interpretatio...

National visas and Schengen interaction
National visas and Schengen interaction
Wednesday, 26 May 2021 The EU has confirmed to the Cruising Association that days spent in an EU country where you have a visa/residence permit granted by that country do not. count as days spent in the Schengen zone in calculating either the 90 days or the 180 days in the...
RIOT set the Benchmark for Round the Island IRCRecord™
RIOT set the Benchmark for Round the Island IRCRecord™
Wednesday, 26 May 2021

Kai Hockley, Christopher Joel-Fredrick, Jaydon Owusu, Jessye Opoke-Ware, and Tyler Harriott are the young crew of the Greig City Academy Intro22 mini-tonner Riot, who have just had their circumnavigation of the Isle of Wight ratified and are the f...

MAIB releases report into fatal accident on workboat
MAIB releases report into fatal accident on workboat
Wednesday, 26 May 2021

The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has released its report into the fatal accident of a fish farm worker involving the workboat Beinn Na Caillich.

Death of two whales leads to US Navy statement
Death of two whales leads to US Navy statement
Wednesday, 26 May 2021

After two dead fin whales were removed from the hull of the HMAS Sydney, an Australian destroyer conducting exercises off the coast of San Diego earlier this month, US Navy officials have emphasised that the service takes protective measures to m...

ACR Electronics launches Bivy Stick satellite communication device
ACR Electronics launches Bivy Stick satellite communication device
Wednesday, 26 May 2021

ACR Electronics has launched what it says is the world’s smallest and most simple satellite communication device – the ACR Bivy Stick two-way satellite messenger and app.

eBay buy of WW2 ship makes family YouTube sensation
eBay buy of WW2 ship makes family YouTube sensation
Wednesday, 26 May 2021

After scrolling through eBay, Simon Robins and his wife and business partner Gemma bought a former World War II ship.

RYA issued certificates are to be recognised in Spanish waters
RYA issued certificates are to be recognised in Spanish waters
Wednesday, 26 May 2021

The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) has received confirmation that its International Certificates of Competence (ICC) and several of its course completion certificates and other Certificates of Competence remain valid for skippering Spanish flag...

Typhoon International launches Osea Dry Backpack
Typhoon International launches Osea Dry Backpack
Wednesday, 26 May 2021

Typhoon International has introduced a new dry backpack. The Osea Dry Backpack, in graphite and black, is said to be extremely tough and 100% waterproof, even at the seams.

Evo Yachts launches Evo V8
Evo Yachts launches Evo V8
Wednesday, 26 May 2021

Launched last week (19May21) Evo V8 is the new flagship in the Evo Yachts fleet, the brand owned by the Mercuri brothers’ Blue Emme Yachts.

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