Slats eats into Van Den Heede’s lead

2019-01-17T14:16:13+00:00 January 16th, 2019|News|

Golden Globe Race:  199th day at sea –  Mark Slats is 34 nM behind Van Den Heede as they come within 1600nM of the finish line Difference in distance to finish now reduced to 34.3 miles Slats runs out of fresh water - has been using emergency desalinator for past week Those barnacles return Questions raised [...]

Boat operators told to look out for migrants

2019-01-05T09:42:38+00:00 January 5th, 2019|News|

As the government dispatches another three patrol vessels to monitor the English Channel for migrant boats coming from France, civilian boat operators have also been warned by the coastguard to look out and report any suspicious vessels they see. The problem of migrants crossing the Channel is not new but has escalated recently with 40 [...]

Rare Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter could be destroyed

2018-12-22T11:15:56+00:00 December 22nd, 2018|News|

One of the last few remaining Bristol Channel Pilot Cutters, the Frolic, built in 1905 is in danger of being cut up and destroyed. The Frolic has been under cover in a field on an island NW of Bergen in Norway since 2006. She was brought there for repair – a total rebuild is likely [...]

Silent transition to electric vessels

2018-12-19T13:57:02+00:00 December 19th, 2018|News|

Press Release from IDTechEx, Cambridge, UK The silent transition to electric and hybrid vessels The brand new IDTechEx report ‘Electric and Hybrid Boats and Ships 2019 - 2029’ expects investment to accelerate after 2020 Since the early 2010s, sales of pure electric and hybrid vessels have grown steadily, mainly driven by the need to reduce [...]