Author Archives: Peter Nash

Lumishore and Oceanair celebrate Queen’s Award for Enterprise success

By | April 26, 2018

British Marine members, Lumishore and Oceanair, have been honoured in the 2018 Queen’s Award for Enterprise, the most prestigious business awards in the country which endorse the highest levels of excellence for Britain’s best companies. Lumishore was one of only eight of the 238 businesses honoured this year to achieve a double award for Innovation… Read More »

SS Shieldhall wins national award

By | April 26, 2018

She is the historic Hampshire vessel that was saved from the breaker’s yard after an emergency appeal raised £80,000. Now the Southampton-based cruise ship SS Shieldhall has secured a £250 grant after winning one of three accolades awarded by the National Historic Ships UK. The organisation has recognised the success of various vessels around the… Read More »

Limassol boat show expects 20,000 visitors

By | April 26, 2018

The upcoming Limassol boat show will host more than 100 exhibitors and is expected to welcome more than 20,000 visitors, it was announced at a press conference on Wednesday 25 April. Exhibitors hail from Cyprus, Greece, Russia, Great Britain, Israel and Lebanon. “The annual gathering of industry professionals and prospective buyers will offer thousands of… Read More »

Innes found not guilty of manslaughter

By | April 25, 2018

The jury in the trial of yachting boss Douglas Innes have found him not guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence. Douglas Innes, 43, of Southampton, Hampshire, briefly closed his eyes and mouthed the words “thank you” as the jury, sitting at Winchester Crown Court, announced the not guilty verdicts. The jury had been deliberating at… Read More »

Biggest Spring Beach Clean ever sees over 35,500 volunteers clean 571 UK beaches

By | April 25, 2018

Over 35,500 volunteers mobilised last week around the UK to take part in the biggest beach clean in the UK day to date. The volunteers, including one wedding couple, cleared 571 beaches, rivers, canals, marinas and lakes and removed a staggering 63 tonnes of marine plastic pollution. Organised by Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) along side… Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 8, Day 3

By | April 25, 2018

The famed anticyclone is renowned for dominating the South Atlantic and making tricky sailing for Volvo Ocean Race teams heading north or south. Constantly expanding and contracting, the St Helena High – also known as the South Atlantic High Pressure Cell – is currently centred around 1,300 miles east of the Leg 8 start city… Read More »