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

Japan Builds PMA Approved New Vessel

Nissho Shipping Co., Ltd. will own a new vessel that is being built at Japanese shipyard Naikai Zosen Corporation. The vessel is going to be the first one to get approval from PMA – the Panama Maritime Authority.

Technical assistance from ClassNK helped to obtain the certificate which was issued for a new 27,200 dwt open-hatch bulk carrier that will be delivered to Nissho Shipping in the fall of 2012.

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Golden Opportunity: Half Price Rig Checks Till Month End

Readers and subscribers of Yachting Monthly have a golden opportunity!

During the Southampton Boat Show which is just four days away, the readers of Yachting Monthly can get a hull for half the standard price and rig inspections from Hamble Yacht Services.

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Attessa IV: The Largest Yacht Swanks Glimmer and Shimmer

One of North America’s largest yachts ‘Attessa IV’ shows off all the glimmers and shimmers of high profile classy and lavish lifestyle. It not only has a number of guest cabins and dinning salons but it also swanks a swimming pool and two helipads.

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Hurricane Irene warns US boaters with its strength

Tropical Storm Irene 5-day forecast track. (U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

The US coastal scene has witnessed the last few years of idle hurricane activity as the last one to hit the coast was Hurricane Ike in 2008. But 2011 is promising another picture altogether as Hurricane Irene plans to take a toll by approaching the coastline of USA. Continue reading