Iran’s Drive to Modernize Navy Faces Latest in String of Setbacks – USNI News

H I Sutton Photo Illustration for USNI News Satellite image ©2021 Maxar Technologies Used with Permission Iran’s drive for naval modernization and self-sufficiency has had another recent setback the when Iranian Navy’s newest frigate capsized in its dry dock. Last week, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps showed off more than 100 of their latest homegrown […]

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55m Ocean Paradise Sold by Ocean Independence

FPB 97 Iceberg Sold by Camper and Nicholsons Camper and Nicholsons has sold the FPB 97 Iceberg, with sales broker Andrew LeBuhn representing the buyer. Steve Reoch from All Ocean and Sue Grant from Berthon International represented the seller in a joint CA. This ocean cruiser was built by New Zealand-based Circa Marine, and was […]

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Remembering 1971: Memories of the Navy’s daring attack on Karachi harbour

Just two years after joining the Navy, 19-year-old John Philip got to witness history, as an electrical engineer on the deck of the INS Talwar, on the fateful night of December 8 when the Karachi port was set ablaze. As India celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Indian Armed Forces’ victory in the 1971 Indo-Pak War, the memorable […]

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Retail Mogul Sells His Luxury Explorer, One of the Largest Sailing Yachts in the World

As one of the largest sailing yachts in the world, built by a famous shipyard, it’s not surprising that Rosehearty had such a fascinating story – after being custom-designed for the famous media tycoon Rupert Murdoch, it was eventually sold to another billionaire, who turned it into a fierce, record-breaking explorer. Now, it begins a […]

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Cumberland Island’s Horses Out Of The Past

Feral horses at Cumberland Island are legendary, but where did they come from?/NPS file Cumberland Island’s Horses Out Of The Past By Barbara “Bo” Jensen “The boat to the island is here,” announces the ranger. I hoist my backpack onto my shoulders and board the National Park Service ferry with less than a dozen other […]

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Sri Lanka-Bangladesh-India Maritime Cooperation – OpEd

Colombo Security Conclave is a greater regional initiative taken by India, Sri Lanka and Maldives simultaneously to tackle the maritime threat in Indian ocean. Then Sri Lankan defence secretary (Now President) Gotabaya Rajapaksa took this significatory initiative. In 2011, on the proposal of Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa, the Colombo Security Conclave Alliance was formed with […]

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174-Foot-Tall Ferris Wheel Could Highlight New Riverfront Project

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A Ferris wheel at the edge of the Ohio River is part of a development plan before the Urban Redevelopment Authority on Thursday. The project would change the landscape of what some think is an underutilized riverfront. READ MORE: Allegheny Health Network Says Payroll System Was Hit By Ransomware Attack The URA […]

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Making a lifelong sailor out of me >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News

by Craig Leweck, Scuttlebutt Sailing NewsAs the youth sailing in the USA gained structured in the 1980s, the sailing experience for young people soon focused on age-based boats and regattas. While this allowed for improved organization and greater participation, it reduced the proficiency in other types of boats while missing the benefits of inter-generational opportunities. […]

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Russia’s cutting-edge helicopter carriers to provide flight deck for seaborne drones

MOSCOW, December 14. /TASS/. The Project 23900 multi-purpose amphibious assault ships Ivan Rogov and Mitrofan Moskalenko currently under construction at the Zaliv Shipyard in Kerch on the Crimean Peninsula will be adapted for carrying strike and reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicles, a source in the shipbuilding industry told TASS on Tuesday. “In addition to carrying a […]

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2022 Boat of the Year: Best Cruising Catamaran (Under 50’)

During and in the four days immediately following the US Sailboat show in Annapolis, Maryland, the Cruising World judges inspected and sailed on 27 boats vying for recognition. Learn more about the boats in our 2022 Boat of the Year » The sweet spot for cruising catamarans, for most multihull sailors, is right there between 40 and 50 feet: […]

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2022 Boat of the Year: Best Performance Catamaran

During and in the four days immediately following the US Sailboat show in Annapolis, Maryland, the Cruising World judges inspected and sailed on 27 boats vying for recognition. Learn more about the boats in our 2022 Boat of the Year » OK, confession time. When the roster of nominees for the 2022 Boat of the Year awards was released, […]

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St. Croix to Title 2022 Bassmaster Opens Series – Wired2Fish

St. Croix Rods, handcrafter of premium casting, spinning, saltwater, ice fishing and fly rods, will serve as the title sponsor for the wildly popular Bassmaster Opens Series in 2022, officials announced today. Additionally, the St. Croix Rods Rewards program will award an extra $1,000 to a qualifying angler who wins a St. Croix Bassmaster Opens […]

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Genaro Raphael Calabrese: 1983-2021

Genaro Raphael Calabrese, Feb. 28, 1938, to July 7, 2021. With heavy hearts the family of Genaro Raphael Calabrese announces his passing on July 7, 2021 at approximately 11:30 p.m. PST. Born Feb. 28, 1938, in Covert, Michigan, he grew up with a brother and four sisters. His father Ralph, a jack of all trades, […]

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Turkish asylum seekers allegedly being pushed back in small boats by Greece

Arriving back in Turkey Of the three men, only Kurt, a 35-year-old dismissed Turkish soldier, was released from Turkish police custody the day after the pushback because a local court had previously acquitted him of being a member of the Gülen movement, a group Ankara accuses of being a terrorist organisation and of masterminding the […]

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Missing Papyri Professor Must Return $7 Million to Hobby Lobby

Dirk Obbink didn’t answer the door of his Oxford, England, houseboat docked in the Thames. He dodged the private investigators trying to serve him a legal summons in August and September and failed to answer the official letter notifying him that he was required to respond to allegations he had defrauded Hobby Lobby by selling […]

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‘All in a Row’ Marathon Charity Challenge on Dublin’s River Liffey Provides A Great Boat

When we revealed the background to the Crosshaven-built George Bushe rowing skiff Lorelei of 1954 vintage, many sailors of traditional outlook could have been forgiven for reckoning this innovative craft would still stand out as decidedly unusual in any gathering of skiffs. But these days, after a period when designers of the calibre of Rob […]

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Dartmouth sailors sail RC sailboats at New Bedford Yacht Club in winter

DARTMOUTH — When it’s time to pull the sailboats out of the water, for a group of Dartmouth sailors that means it’s time to set sail with their miniature vessels. “When the big boats go to bed, we pull out the little boats,” said Gary Leduc, who races his miniature RC sailboat with the Dartmouth group. From November […]

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Escape Winter With These Luxurious Caribbean Vacations

Caribbean vacations can help take the chill out of winter. RED Hospitality and Leisure For many outdoor enthusiasts, winter is a special time of year filled with such adrenaline-pumping activities as skiing, ice skating, sledding and much more. As soon as the first snowflake falls these adventurous people are anxious to get outdoors. However, not […]

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Milan’s Arleigh N. Squires – a manufacturer, author, innovator

Martha A. Churchill Special to The Monroe News Having gone to college and worked for a big corporation in Detroit, Arleigh N. Squires was relaxing during the summer of 1916 at the family farm in Milan Township. He was only 18 years old, but he was ready for a new challenge. That challenge came along in […]

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Warneet boaters to benefit from finalised precinct plan | Cranbourne Star News

A plan developed alongside Better Boating Victoria (BBV) is outlining how to best manage Warneet’s boating, foreshore, and local port facilities as part of the Victorian Government’s ongoing investment into recreational boating. In the Warneet Boating Precinct Plan, BBV will work with asset managers and the local community in renewing the local port facilities, which […]

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New shipwreck thrilling

The roughly 100 shipwrecks resting in the bottom of the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary – some of Northeast Michigan’s biggest selling points to tourists – can now add one more to their ranks. As News staff writer Julie Riddle reported recently, a team of divers have discovered the Challenge, which sank in the northwest […]

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Cebu suspends sea trips due to ‘Odette’

PREPARATIONS. Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia meets with Capitol department heads on Tuesday (Dec. 14, 2021) to discuss the necessary preparations for the coming Typhoon Odette. Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 1 has been hoisted all over central and northern Cebu on Wednesday. (Contributed photo) CEBU CITY – The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Station Central Cebu […]

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Milestones

Obituaries • James J. Boyd, 71, of Guilford. Died peacefully, under hospice care, on Dec. 4, 2021 at Thompson House in Brattleboro. James was surrounded by his wife, Brenda, and his daughters Gina, Jessica, Jennifer, and Lisa. Born in Brattleboro, Jim was the son of the late Carroll Leon and Mildred Boyd of Guilford and […]

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Phuket News: New safety measures at dive sites in national parks

PHUKET: Large commercial dive tour boats are no longer permitted to enter the area immediately surrounding dive sites in national parks following new safety measures introduced by Varawut Silpa-archa, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment. Large boats must now remain 100-200 metres from the dive site and ferry their dive tourists to the dive site […]

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Sunreef’s New “Super Catamaran” Is 140 Feet Of Pure Luxury

The popular Polish yacht yard Sunreef has been steadily churning out new models of fully customisable, high-design multihulls since 2002. The latest to come from Sunreef is no exception: a new sailing yacht, known simply as the Sunreef 140 and oh boy, is it a doozy. Incorporating immense living space and a number of unique technical […]

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Stretch of Outer Banks to close for removal of yacht that ran ashore at Cape Hatteras

CAPE HATTERAS, N.C. (WNCN) — Crews are preparing to remove one of the latest boats to run around at the North Carolina coast. At least three vessels — including two fishing trawlers — have run ashore at the coast in the last couple of weeks. Yacht runs ashore at Outer Banks along Cape Hatteras National […]

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