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Dominica ravaged by Hurricane Maria Dominica ravaged by Hurricane Maria Initial reports are of widespread devastation. So far we have lost all what money can buy and replace. Initial reports are of widespread devastation. So far we have lost all what money can buy and replace. My greatest fear for the morning is that we will wake to news of serious physical injury and possible deaths as a result of likely landslides triggered by persistent rains. by Daria Blackwell OCC and Sail-WorldCruising.com Posted today at 7:47 pm Coast Guard Foundation activates Disaster Relief and Response Fund Coast Guard Foundation activates Disaster Relief and Response Fund The Coast Guard Foundation has been working tirelessly to help those affected by Hurricane Irma and Harvey The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today the activation of its Disaster Relief and Response Fund to assist Coast Guard Members impacted by Hurricane Harvey. by Coast Guard Foundation Posted today at 8:05 pm Tropical storm warning in effect Tropical storm warning in effect A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within warning area within 36 hours A Tropical Storm Warning is currently in effect for the area from Watch Hill, Rhode Island, to Hull, Massachusetts, including Block Island, Martha`s Vineyard, and Nantucket. by Port of New Bedford Posted today at 7:42 pm Hurricane Maria rapidly intensifies to Category 5 near Leeward Islands Hurricane Maria rapidly intensifies to Category 5 near Leeward Islands Hurricane Maria is pounding the Leeward Islands as an extremely dangerous Category 5 hurricane Hurricane Maria is pounding the Leeward Islands as an extremely dangerous Category 5 hurricane and will follow that up with a potentially devastating hit on the already storm-weary Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, parts of which are still recovering from Hurricane Irma less than two weeks ago. by Weather.com Posted today at 2:15 am Coast Guard readies for Jose, cautions mariners Coast Guard readies for Jose, cautions mariners Coast Guard units across the Northeast are accelerating preparations Monday ahead of forecasted tropical storm condition Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod crews are flying storm tracks and using marine radios to warn offshore boaters of the approaching heavy weather and recommending they seek safe haven. by Coast Guard First District Northeast Posted today at 12:23 am USCG medevacs woman from a cruise ship, 50-miles off of Montauk, N.Y. USCG medevacs woman from a cruise ship, 50-miles off of Montauk, N.Y. A Coast Guard crew medevaced a 65-year-old woman from the cruise ship Crystal Serenity, Sunday. A Coast Guard crew medevaced a 65-year-old woman from the cruise ship Crystal Serenity approximately 50-miles southeast of Montauk, New York, Sunday. At approximately 1 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound received a report from the cruise ship Crystal Serenity of a passenger suffering with severe stomach pains and requested a medevac. by Coast Guard PA Detachment New York Posted on 18 Sep Tongan troubleshoot Tongan troubleshoot So it turns out that just shy of a week on land is enough to dissolve your hard earned sea legs. So it turns out that just shy of a week on land is enough to dissolve your hard earned sea legs. Or maybe it was the fact that in our minds we had it pegged that the short two night passage to Tonga would be nothing compared to the nine days we’d just endured en route to Niue. The uncomfortably rolly short swell period created by strong winds of few days prior couldn’t have helped matters either. by SV Te Mana Posted on 18 Sep World ARC 2017-18 in Indonesia World ARC 2017-18 in Indonesia After completing leg from Australia to Indonesia, World ARC fleet have been enjoying a relaxing stopover here in Lombok. After completing the leg from Australia to Indonesia, the World ARC fleet have been enjoying a relaxing stopover here in Lombok. During the stopover participants greatly enjoyed exploring the island; in addition to the superb snorkeling found here on Gili Gede and nearby Gili Layar many crews have been traveling inland, experiencing local culture and visiting some of the scenic highlights... by World Cruising Posted on 17 Sep Why modern cartographers are so impressed with this 16th-century map Why modern cartographers are so impressed with this 16th-century map The Spanish crown had instructed every locality in its colonial lands to send home maps of their regions. In February 1580, Francisco Gali was headed across Mexico to the Pacific Ocean. A mariner and cartographer who’d crossed the Pacific more than once, he had been living in “New Spain,” as Europeans called that part of the world, and was likely on another official mission that would take him to Asia. by Sarah Laskow Posted on 16 Sep Find some real peace in Thailand's Similan Islands Find some real peace in Thailand's Similan Islands If you want to get away from it all, head for the Similan Islands, a chain of small islands about 50 miles from Phuket The Similans are numbered one through nine, going from north to south, and they're a national park in the Andaman Sea. You can swim in the turquoise waters of all of them, but you can only step foot on the white sandy beaches of Number Four, which has simple bamboo bungalows, and Number Eight, the largest and the best for snorkeling. by Catherine Nicol Posted on 16 Sep ARC Caribbean 1500 will arrive into Nanny Cay, Tortola BVI as planned ARC Caribbean 1500 will arrive into Nanny Cay, Tortola BVI as planned World Cruising Club announced to skippers that ARC Caribbean 1500 will continue as per published schedule to Nanny Cay World Cruising Club has announced to skippers today that the ARC Caribbean 1500 will continue as per the published schedule to Nanny Cay, Tortola this November. Hurricane Irma, the strongest storm to hit the Leeward Islands in decades, caused widespread damage to the BVIs, surrounding Caribbean islands and beyond. by World Cruising Posted on 16 Sep Race for Water – Review of hopeful stopover in the Dominican Republic Race for Water – Review of hopeful stopover in the Dominican Republic The Dominican Republic, another one ticked off! After over two emotional weeks moored in military port of Santo Domingo We get the low-down on the highlights of this latest stopover, which was made up of on-the-ground surveys on the various waste management networks, conferences, meetings, workshops and school visits. by Race For Water Posted on 16 Sep Niue Wanderings Niue Wanderings There’s no more comforting a thought than arriving at a sheltered anchorage after nine days at sea. There’s no more comforting a thought than arriving at a sheltered anchorage after nine days at sea. So you can imagine our dismay as we tiredly approached Niue’s picturesque Alofi Harbour… the sun setting and the wind easing behind the protection of the island’s cliffs… only to realise through the binoculars that the moored boats in the distance were rocking crazily from side to side like poorly by SV Te Mana Posted on 16 Sep 3Di NORDAC wins 'Best New Product' at Newport International Boat Show 3Di NORDAC wins 'Best New Product' at Newport International Boat Show North Sails 3Di NORDAC was named Best New Product at the Newport International Boat Show awards on September 15th. North Sails 3Di NORDAC was named Best New Product at the Newport International Boat Show awards on September 15th. Introduced in Spring of 2017, 3Di NORDAC transforms polyester fiber into seamless, one-piece sails that are uniquely strong, beautiful, and long-lasting. Presented in partnership with Cruising World, Sailing World, and Yachting magazines by North Sails Posted on 16 Sep A world of innovation A world of innovation The spate of boat shows after Sydney, then Cannes, Southampton, and across into North America as well, has revealed lots The spate of boat shows after Sydney, then Cannes, Southampton, and across into North America as well, has revealed plenty as usual. The world of technology is forever marching on, as it does, and it is delivering better ways to build, sail, cruise, relax, and then also virtually every other conceivable aspect of life afloat. by John Curnow Posted on 16 Sep A successful ten years for Clipper Marine and Bavaria Yachts A successful ten years for Clipper Marine and Bavaria Yachts German shipyard’s sailing and motor yachts have been represented by Clipper Marine in Great Britain for ten years now. This year’s Southampton Boat Show is an important anniversary for Clipper Marine and Bavaria Yachts. The German shipyard’s sailing and motor yachts have been represented by Clipper Marine in Great Britain for ten years now. That means it is also the tenth Southampton Boat Show at which Bavaria Yachts is exhibited by the professional team of Matthew Attree and Richard Hewett. by Bavaria Yachts Posted on 15 Sep Oceanis – 2018 set to be a prolific year Oceanis – 2018 set to be a prolific year Alongside the new Oceanis51.1, Beneteau announced four new Oceanises to satisfy a broad range of aspirations this autumn 30 years on, the best known range in the world continues to show its vitality. Alongside the new Oceanis 51.1, which won over the experts at its first sea trials, Beneteau has announced four new Oceanises to satisfy a broad range of aspirations this autumn. by Beneteau Posted on 15 Sep Beneteau Oceanis 62 - Elegant innovation Beneteau Oceanis 62 - Elegant innovation Six gentle steps lead down from the cockpit at a 45-degree angle with handrails on both sides. The electronically controlled hydraulic rear platform is designed like a terrace over the sea, and an outdoor galley allows you to entertain from the cockpit. by Flagstaff Marine Posted on 15 Sep Caledonian Canal Caledonian Canal The famous Canal Engineer Thomas Telford was commissioned to survey, design and then build the Canal in 1803. Caledonian Canal runs 97km, is 5.5m deep and two thirds of its length passes through several Lochs in the Great Glen. It has 29 Locks, four aqueducts and 10 bridges. Neptunes Staircase is the biggest flight and comprises 8 locks rising 20 meters. by SV Taipan Posted on 15 Sep Deep sea coral research in Southeast Deep sea coral research in Southeast The team members gathered for a photo before going their separate ways. The deck crew off-loaded the ROV Odysseus. As Chief Scientist, one of my responsibilities is to summarize the expedition as a way to wrap things up before the work ahead begins. My favorite task is to gather a few key statistics. I also like to take a selfie with the robot. It’s my tradition. These robots are like friends; we share struggles and victories. by Dr. Peter Etnoyer / NOAA Posted on 15 Sep
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