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Vanuatu to Queensland: How concrete/cement saved a yacht from sinking (18 Aug 2014)

Vanuatu to Queensland: How concrete/cement saved a yacht from sinking

Back in June, three boats were involved in a mayday situation as they travelled together from Port Villa, Vanuatu to ... (Read more)

Raising awareness of the ocean's fragile ecosystems - The unexpected beauty of PLANKTON (18 Aug 2014)

Raising awareness of the ocean's fragile ecosystems - The unexpected beauty of PLANKTON

Read full review at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ Some people may think that plankton are nothing but characterless food for fish and whales.  ... (Read more)

UK: National Coastwatch Institution Issued Dedicated VHF Channel (15 Aug 2014)

UK: National Coastwatch Institution Issued Dedicated VHF Channel

Cruising Compass Report Channel 65 will facilitate communications between NCI lookouts and seafarers on a variety of routine matters. Stations ... (Read more)

Greece: Harbour Dues Cut (15 Aug 2014)

Greece: Harbour Dues Cut

Good News for Cruising Boats in Greece Until August 1 harbour dues in Greece were collected by the Hellenic Coast ... (Read more)

Hawaii, Hurricane Julio: Stranded sailors describe Perfect Storm rescue (14 Aug 2014)

Hawaii, Hurricane Julio: Stranded sailors describe Perfect Storm rescue

Star Advertiser Story Ben Neely, captain of the Walkabout sailboat, his son Lee, 23, and Lee's friend Mike Vanway, who ... (Read more)

Philippines: German cruising couple abducted in April in hands of ASG Bandits (13 Aug 2014)

Philippines: German cruising couple abducted in April in hands of ASG Bandits

Report from InterAksyon.com InterAksyon.com The online news portal of TV5 MANILA - Reports from the field tend to indicate that ... (Read more)

Caribbean: A Cruising Guide to the ABC Islands in Spanish from Free Cruising Guides (13 Aug 2014)

Caribbean: A Cruising Guide to the ABC Islands in Spanish from Free Cruising Guides

Dr. Catherine Hebson, director of Free Cruising Guides, said that all 11 of the guides offered by Free Cruising Guides ... (Read more)

Vanuatu: Yacht penalized for calling into Port Resolution unannounced (13 Aug 2014)

Vanuatu: Yacht penalized for calling into Port Resolution unannounced

Further to arriving unannounced at an undeclared port, the skipper disembarked the vessel without clearance and took a public transport ... (Read more)

South Pacific, Cook Islands: Swedish couple rescued from dismasted yacht (10 Aug 2014)

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The Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) detected a beacon alert from the 11.2m (37 foot) Blue Horizon at around ... (Read more)

Hawaii: Center of Iselle lashes Hawaii's Big Island (08 Aug 2014)

Hawaii: Center of Iselle lashes Hawaii's Big Island

While Iselle has weakened to a tropical storm, according to the U.S. Central Pacific Hurricane Center, it is being closely ... (Read more)

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