Responsibilities after the rescue

By | January 15, 2019

Published on January 14th, 2019: New England boating columnist Joe Cooper offers his thoughts on the environmental, legal, moral, ethical and practical issues surrounding boats abandoned at sea. We are well aware of the various types of pollution and other stresses that our playground, the world’s oceans, are under these days. Plastics are the popular… Read More »

Introducing the Zero Plastic Pollution Range by Marine 16

By | January 15, 2019

Marine 16 has produced a range of biodegradable cleaners made in the UK that achieve zero harm to the marine environment and produce zero plastic pollution with a simple ‘Refill-Reuse-Recycle’ concept. The Zero range consists of three biodegradable products in compliance with MARPOL ANNEX 5 1.7.5 ‘not harmful to the marine environment’ that will cover… Read More »

British yachtsman located following All Ships Alert

By | January 14, 2019

Missing British yachtsman Robin Davie made contact with rescue authorities saying all was well three days after the UK Coastguard first broadcast an ‘All Ships Alert’. Davie, a 67 year old experienced sailor who has successfully completed three solo circumnavigations, set out from the French port of Les Sables d’Olonne, at 10:00 on Saturday 5th… Read More »

Obituary – Jeff Martin

By | January 14, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jeff Martin on 11 January 2019 while on a ski holiday with family and friends. Jeff acted as chairman of the World Sailing Classes Committee and sat on World Sailing’s Council for many years, and was a respected and valued committee member. Jeff’s dedication… Read More »

Solid victory for Giles Scott at Ronstan Australian Finn Championship

By | January 14, 2019

Giles Scott wrapped up a great week’s sailing with two more race wins to take the overall victory at the Ronstan Australian Finn Championship in some spectacular Black Rock conditions. Nicholas Heiner secured second place, while Jake Lilley took one point off Ed Wright to move up to third, and also successful defended his Australian… Read More »

New investment for businesses to tackle ocean plastics crisis

By | January 14, 2019

Up to £6 million in simultaneous grant and private investment is on offer to UK businesses with innovative solutions to reduce pollution in the world’s oceans. Plastic pollution is creating an environmental crisis in the oceans. According to the United Nations (pdf), more than 8 million tonnes of plastic enter the water every year, killing… Read More »

Master and vessel owner ordered to pay £15,624 for fisheries offences

By | January 14, 2019

A hearing took place at Plymouth Magistrates Court on 8 January 2019 in a prosecution brought by the Marine Management Organisation (MMO). Kindred Spirit (LT1048) is a 13 metre stern trawler owned by Roger Klyne and skippered by Stephen Fisher. The court heard that the vessel had overfished its non-sector quota for anglerfish in both… Read More »