Dubai International Boat Show: A Beehive for Big Dubai Spenders

Updated Mar 2012

With the starting of 20th Dubai International Boat Show, the enthusiasts will get a chance to know about luxury brands. The show will boast around 750 exhibitors from over 40 countries. It will be a special show of its own kind organised by the Middle East’s high net worth individuals (HNWI) as well as display the latest equipment of boats and yachts. Continue reading

UK ships go armed in high waters at risk of Somali pirates

pirates ship

Credit: MaxPixel

More and more of the UK shipping companies are armed with combat men to safeguard against the threat of Somali pirates. Leading industry analysts state that around 20 to 30% of UK ships in high-risk areas were armed with combat men. However, there are concerns raised as to whether the security firms are capable of approving the process with due care and diligence. Continue reading

A Relief For Boaters

LightSquared, a private company had asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for permission to build 40,000 cell phone ground stations across the country. According to the company, it could expand broadband cellular telephone service. Tests done by the National Telecommunication and Information Administration indicated that the network and handset transmissions could interfere and hamper the GPS signals. Continue reading

3 Upstate Reservoirs Opened by NYC

Credit: Daniel Case / CC BY-SA 3.0

Credit: Daniel Case / CC BY-SA 3.0

According to the New York City Officials, they will permit canoes, rowboats, sculls, kayaks, and small sailboats on three more of their upstate reservoirs in the upcoming summer. Continue reading

MSC Divina – A Divine Welcome

MSC Divina

MSC Divina. Credit: Rene Cortin / CC BY-SA 4.0

With a grand entry of MSC Divina in May 2012, MSC cruises look for a whopping development in its shipping profession. This ship is an enhanced version of its running sisters, MSC Splendida and MSC Fantasia. Continue reading

New Rainbow Warrior for Greenpeace Family

Rainbow Warrior-III

Rainbow Warrior-III. Credit: Chiswick Chap / CC BY-SA 3.0

On the 16th of August 2011, the second Rainbow Warrior retired from Greenpeace family, after 22 years of generous campaigning for environmental causes. This ship was the replacement of the original Rainbow Warrior which was bombed in 1985. Continue reading

United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Participate in Offshore Sailing Race

Offshore Sailing

Sailing Race. Credit: CC / Bob Johnstone

UAE is ready to participate in an offshore sailing race across the Gulf which begins in Manama, Bahrain on February 12, 2012, and finishes in Muscat on February 27, 2012. Nine teams from six countries are energetically prepping themselves to cover a distance of more than 1,400 kilometres in sixteen days. Continue reading

Russian sailboat Pallada gears for International tour

The famed Russian sailboat Pallada is set to sail cruise around the globe. The tour will start from Vladivostok in Russia from 3rd February. Pallada is owned by Far Eastern State Technical Fisheries University. The Trans-Pacific International Tour will span over three months. Continue reading