February 2020 roundup – MIN top stories

In case you missed them, here’re MIN’s top stories from February 2020.

Industry spotlight:
Our series on the shameful situation of end of life boats caused quite a stir, especially as we’re still looking for who’s going to lead the industry forward on this topical issue.

The marine industry’s sloping shoulders
Growing threat from boats past ‘sail by date’
Shameful situation of UK’s ‘end of life’ boat policy


Best video:
The kite surfer who was swept into the skies at Bournemouth. Watch as he reaches incredible heights.

Updated news:
The revelation that the Queen Hind had secret decks and was overloaded when it capsized.

The future:
We asked you whether there is a future for British Boat Shows, and you told us what really matters to you as exhibitors both at home and overseas.

Sailing initiative:
The Magenta Project designed to encourage more women to take up competitive sailing.

Movers and shakers:
Bas Edmonds taking on role of CEO for YBDSA.


Greece announced the scrapping of the DEKPA cruising permit, and that caused a virtual storm of social shares.

Go and See:
The Canal & River Trust is inviting people to step down into the drained Foxton Locks on weekends, up unto 8th March.

Accident report:
MAIB released its report into the collision between ro-ro passenger ferry, Red Falcon, and moored yacht, Greylag.

Product story which caught the eye:
Star International launching IMO 2020 marine fuel testing and treatment range.

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