Category Archives: Marine

Marlink acquires Livewire Connections for the leading maritime VSAT company

By | December 11, 2017

Marlink, backed by Apax-partners has signed a definite agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in Livewire Connections, a UK headquartered satellite communications service provider with focus on superyacht customers. The move follows the recent announcement that Marlink intends to acquire a majority stake in the Spanish superyacht service provider OmniAccess. Both companies have been… Read More »

Sunsail compensation not accepted by customer

By | December 11, 2017

The family of a retired doctor who almost went to jail in Thailand for unwittingly anchoring on coral on a sailing holiday have refused a compensation offer from the operator. Sailing holidays specialist Sunsail had offered €3000 as a gesture of goodwill to 68-year-old retired doctor, who was arrested by Thai police in October while… Read More »

MMO set to engage on options for marine plans

By | December 11, 2017

The Marine Management Organisation has announced that in February and March 2018 it will be engaging on the draft visions and options for marine planning in the North East, North West, South East and South West (Iteration 2). This will provide the ideal opportunity to check progress towards the development of the plans. The engagement… Read More »

Make technical education work for UK marine industry

By | December 11, 2017

British Marine urges any member with an interest in the future technical skills required by the marine industry, to get involved with this Government consultation on the new T levels. The Government’s new T level study programme, working alongside apprenticeships, represents an excellent opportunity to help address some of the UK marine industry’s well documented… Read More »

RNLI Longhope involved in international search

By | December 7, 2017

This fascinating story starts on 2 November 2017 on the small (150 acres) island of Süderoog, in the Wadden Sea off the coast of Germany. It is a national park, bird sanctuary and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Two Coastal Protection Officers, Holger Spreer and Nele Wree, the island’s only inhabitants and keen beachcombers, found… Read More »

The Loxo32, Pogo Structures fuel-efficient motor boat at Paris Boat Show

By | December 7, 2017

The Loxo32, Pogo Structures fuel-efficient motor boat at the Paris Boat Show. The Brittany based Pogo Structures yard is making the most of the traditional winter boat shows in Paris and Düsseldorf to showcase the latest addition to its fleet, a fuel-efficient motor boat. A widely-acknowledged specialist of lightweight yet solid offshore Pogo racing yachts,… Read More »

UK Naval Dome

By | December 5, 2017

Please find below a statement from Naval Dome CEO Itai Sela in response to Clarksons cyber security breach. “The announcement yesterday that ship broker Clarksons confirmed its computer systems were breached in a major cyber-security attack is a further indication how the global maritime industry is very much in the cross-hairs of the cybercriminal. “The… Read More »

Mr Clean’s girl report…

By | December 5, 2017

Clean Report This past Wednesday I spent an entire day (and much of the night) with recent rescuees Jen Appel, Tasha Fuiava, and their two dogs. My motivation was partly curiosity and partly a desire to get some truth out there about these two sailors, to stop the attacks and feeding frenzy on what seem… Read More »