Hapag-Lloyd Cruises to name HANSEATIC inspiration
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises will hold the naming ceremony for its second expedition ship, the HANSEATIC inspiration on October 13, 2019 against the backdrop of the Belgian port city of Antwerp. It will be the first time in the city’s history that an ocean-going cruise ship has been christened in Antwerp. The announcement was made at lunchtime today by the CEO of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, Karl J. Pojer, who spoke to invited representatives of the press and the Deputy Mayor of Antwerp, Koen Kennis.
New Water Rules Impact Super Yachts
The introduction of new wastewater treatment technologies and regulations will have an impact on the operation of super yachts with more than 12 passengers, especially those embarking on expedition type cruises, according to ACO Marine managing director Mark Beavis. The amendment changes current rules governing the performance of onboard water treatment plant. From 1 January 2016, the nitrogen content of the discharged effluent must be less than 20mg/l while phosphorous content cannot exceed 1mg/l.
KVH Boosts Mini-VSAT Capacity in S. America
KVH Industries, Inc. announced major capacity increases for its mini-VSAT Broadband network at the OilComm conference in Houston today. The capacity upgrades on key South American beams have resulted in as much as three times the forward and return link capacity for KVH’s maritime VSAT customers in the area. One upgrade has boosted coverage and performance for several key markets in Brazil: the oil and gas industry, whose major production and exploration activities are centered offshore…
Sea-Things Tablet Dry-Bags Now Available
Following the launch of their DryAfloat protective cases for smart phones in 2011, Sea-Things have now launched the DryAtab series to meet the demand for the ever growing number of sailors and water sports enthusiasts who rely on tablet devices for communication, navigation and entertainment these days. Sea-Things products were selected by Alan Priddy’s Global Challenge team for use by the crew on the 2014 Round-the-World Powerboat Race, and have also been highlighted by SailWorld.com as product of the week. Two models are available to suit all types of tablet: 7″ mini and 10″ standard!
Support Rallies for Singlehanded Pacific Row
In 2008, Pete Bethune and his boat, Earthrace, set the world speed record for a powerboat circumnavigating the globe. Earthrace sunk in January 2010 after being rammed by a Japanese whaling vessel. However, Bethune and Earthrace Conservation, the marine activist organization he set up following the collision, are now hoping that the marine world will join him in supporting Daryl Farmer, 39, from West Sussex in England in his attempt to set another world record by rowing single-handed 2…
Raymarine’s New a-Series Multifunction Displays
New a65/a67 WiFi versions support RayControl and RayRemote apps. Following the launch of the new a-Series multifunction displays (MFDs), Raymarine has taken steps to expand a-Series functionality further with the addition of two new versions of the a65 and a67 complete with built-in Wi-Fi. The compact a‐Series multifunction displays are already extremely versatile, offering boaters simple and quick access via Raymarine’s intuitive LightHouse user interface to navigation applications like GPS, sonar, radar and data.