Strong Action by EU on Somalia Coast

The EU counter-piracy operation will last until the end of the year 2014. The EU has decided to widen the scope of its naval operation in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean. This will be done by extending the area of the naval forces that will comprise of the Somali coastal territory. Such a measure will allow the  EU to take strong action on the Somali coast. The Save Our Seafarers (SOS) association has welcomed the extension of this anti-piracy operation. Continue reading

Virgin Oceanic Submarine: The Explorer of Underwater World

Virgin Oceanic Submarine is an example of a technological advance in submarine economics and performance. It is capable of taking humans to unparalleled oceanic depth, easy to operate, and less expensive to manufacture. The submarine is an eco-friendly sailing entity, which is ready to capture the underwater world. Continue reading

Luxury Cruise Liner Collides with Local Vessel off Vietnam

One more cruise liner banged into a container ship off the coast of Vietnam, rollicking the passengers and punching the lights out of the container ship. The incident which happened on Friday morning was the result of a defective fog horn that refused to alert the Silver Shadow cruise liner of the impending vessel when it was five miles off the coast. Continue reading

Allochroous: The 2012 Millennium Yacht Design Award Winner

Allochroous, designed by Turkish designer Ezgi Aksan and Italian designer Ambra Ceronetti has been honoured with the 2012 Millennium Yacht Design Award (MYDA) in the Dream Category. Continue reading

The All New Loretta Anne by Alloy Yachts

Alloy Yachts

Alloy Yachts. Credit: Gillfoto / CC BY-SA 3.0

Alloy Yachts has launched the all-new ‘Loretta Anne’. The name given is the same for another boat ‘Loretta Anne IV’ that was built in the year 2009. Loretta Anne is seven meters larger than ‘Loretta Anne IV’. She has built under hull AY43. Continue reading

Superyacht Kestrel 106: A Centre of Attraction at Antibes Yacht Show

Yacht Show

Sailing Yacht. Credit: John Holmes/ CC BY-SA 2.0

Managing Director of Watkins Superyachts, Adrian McCourt has come up with a unique model of a superyacht, Kestrel 106, which is ready to unleash at Antibes Yacht Show. Kestrel 106 has been designed by the famous Ron Holland. Continue reading

Sailboats Now Powered by Hybrid Technology

 

Sailboats

Credit: PD Photo

Gone are those days when hybrid technology is used in cars. With increasing eco-consciousness, many sailors have started using hybrid engines that consume less fuel (or diesel) compared to old motors. Continue reading