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Oceans’ advocate expands message

2019-07-09T18:42:32+00:00 June 21st, 2019|Big Blue Zoo|

The World Ocean Observatory (W2O) has launched six new partnership programmes to expand its message of conservation for global maritime resources. Founded 16 years ago with a diverse online platform to communicate the various messages it espouses W2O says the need for action is as urgent as ever. "Advocacy through information and communication is not [...]

RNLI’s Float to Live campaign

2019-07-09T18:43:59+00:00 June 19th, 2019|Life Afloat|

From the RNLI:  The latest fatality figures show that last year, 128 people lost their lives at the UK coast. Just over half (55%) ended up in the water unexpectedly – many of them walkers and runners who slipped, tripped and fell in. With Respect the Water back for its sixth year, we’re sharing our [...]

OSTAR is still from Plymouth

2019-07-09T18:44:50+00:00 June 4th, 2019|Life Afloat|

Many pages are reporting on the disappointing news that The Transat has moved its race start from Plymouth to Brest stating the loss of 60 years of ocean racing from the city. However, they are failing to report that the OSTAR (see Facebook page... Ostar and Twostar) is the ORIGINAL Transatlantic race which will start from Plymouth in [...]

Waverley launches £2m appeal

2019-07-09T18:46:03+00:00 May 11th, 2019|Heritage|

The famous paddlesteamer Waverley has just been withdrawn from service for the 2019 season after engineers report that she needs new boilers. With fears for the future of this last seagoing passenger-paddle steamer in the world, her owners Waverley Excursions Ltd have announced an appeal to raise money to carry out the work. Her boilers [...]

Family reunites with famous fleet

2019-07-09T18:46:42+00:00 May 3rd, 2019|Life Afloat|

A West Country family were reunited with some special boats that were designed and built in Teignmouth for the Royal Navy. Three generations of the Morgan Giles family went sailing at Chichester on the boats that were used to train naval officers from the 1960s to the 1980s. Jane Shaddick, Francis Charles Morgan Giles’ granddaughter, [...]