Royal National Lifeboat Institution

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Saving lives at sea

The RNLI is the charity that provides a 24-hour lifesaving service around the UK and Republic of Ireland.

· The new MOB Guardian system, which has been developed by the RNLI for fishermen, gives an early alert to an emergency, helps reduce search time and provides the rescuers with an up to date position for the vessel. It means search and rescue agencies including RNLI volunteers don’t have to start a search with little or no information about the location of the casualty. If a single-handed fisherman falls over the side of their vessel the system will automatically alert Search and Rescue agencies and can also shut down the boats engine remotely. The fisherman wears a fob incorporating a panic button, so should a crewman become ill or caught in machinery, he can easily request help. It is confidential so location information about a particular vessel is not available publicly. For more information visit www.mobguardian.com

· Grant funding for the system is as follows at present:

Current guaranteed funding availability:
RNLI : 35% of installed price ongoing
MFA England: 40% of installed price orders placed up to 30-09-0
SEERAD Scotland: 40% of installed price orders placed up to 30-06-08
DARD N. Ireland: 40% of installed price orders placed up to 31-12- 08
Sunderland Marine: 25% of installed price to policy holders on application
Scottish Boat Owners: 25% of installed price to policy holders on application *All financial help is off the capital cost of a MOB Guardian unit excluding vat
Funding may be available within Jersey, Guernsey and The Isle of Man – fishermen should contact their local associations or call MOB Guardian help desk on 01202 663142
Fishermen may be eligible for several grants

· The RNLI runs a free and confidential service called SEA Check, which involves an RNLI volunteer visiting a boat to provide useful guidance and advice about all safety matters. To find out more visit www.rnli.org.uk/seasafety

· As a registered charity, the RNLI relies on voluntary contributions and legacies to ensure its volunteer crews have the very best lifeboats, equipment and training to help them save lives at sea.

http://www.rnli.org.uk/

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Maritime Global Net

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MGN is a long established news source covering commercial maritime news. Of particular value to mariners is the MGN Bunker Prices for key port locations around the world.

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Moses Calouro General Manager 401-247-7780

David Hughes Managing Editor +44 1323 768998

Robert Sleiertin Sales & Marketing 401-849-6560

Physical Address:
30 Cutler Street
Warren, RI 02885

Mailing Address:
PO Box 207
Bristol, RI 02809

PLYMOUTH SAIL AND POWER SHOW

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The fourth annual Plymouth Sail and Power Show held at Queen Anne’s Battery marina will take place on Saturday 26th – Sunday 27th April, 2008. This year’s event will showcase a fantastic range of new and used boats, RIBs (Rigid Inflatable Boats) and luxury vehicles as well as equipment, clothing and accessories. The weekend Show will also host numerous exhilarating on and off water displays and demonstrations, non-stop entertainment and much more.

www.sailandpowershow.co.uk

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Sale “Barrabas” from Adrian Flanagan

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“In October 2005, adventurer Adrian Flanagan set sail on the Alpha Global Expedition, a single-handed ‘vertical’ circumnavigation. In May this year, he will complete the last part of this spectacular expedition, from Norway to the south of England. As Adrian has new plans after the expedition, White Whale Yachtbrokers from Holland is honoured to offer the expedition sailing yacht, “Barrabas” for sale. Constructed entirely from Titanium enriched 316L Stainless Steel (!), this extremely strong yacht benefits from extensive upgrades. You can find the complete specifications and many pictures of “Barrabas” with the following link: Trireme 38 “Barrabas” or mail us for more info at info@wwy.nl

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The Institute of Cetacean Research

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This is the site that seeks to justify the harvesting of whales by Japan in the name of research. How far a reader may regard its contents as blatant propaganda depends on where they started from. Certainly, the site publishes a view that is very different from views expressed throughout the rest of the world.

http://www.icrwhale.org/

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VRIPACK

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Vripack is a full-service company offering you services across the spectrum of yachting.

Established in 1961 by the legendary Dutch naval architect Dick Boon, today we count the world as our client base. Vripack partners with individuals, top yards and other leading yacht designers to create yachts of distinction. We cooperate closely with new and existing boat owners on a wide range of issues. And we would welcome the chance to work on your behalf too.

Naval Architecture: Design & construction, plate extensions, nesting, systems, interiors and new construction management. See how around 80 specialists create more than 50 yachts a year between five and 85 metres in length.
Yacht Brokerage: Using all the knowledge gained in designing premium yachts, our brokerage service provides a unique package of services, including buying & selling previously owned boats, yacht registration & class issues, and VAT mitigation.

www.vripack.com

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Kemp Sails

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Kemp Sails supply top quality bespoke sails for day boats, cruisers and racing yachts. Every sail is made in the UK to exacting standards by our experienced sailmakers at our own sail loft in Wareham, Dorset. We also supply the market leading design “Packaway” mainsail stacking system.

www.kempsails.com/da/10252

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Hood Sailmakers

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Hood Sailmakers specialize in building high-performance sails for serious cruising yachts and one-designs. Hood are the only sailmakers who weave sailcloth and make the legendary Hood Vektron™ sailcloth, that incorporate Vektran® yarns, giving performance equivalent to laminates – but with far superior durability.

www.hoodsailmakersuk.com

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HAMBURG SÜD

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What do you expect of an outstanding carrier? Certainly first and foremost: punctuality, reliability, high technical standards, optimal handling of your cargo, comprehensive know-how in the regions served, all-round logistics solutions, modern information systems, first-class service – and not least efficient cost control, the basis for competitive terms.

We believe it is these factors above all which have made Hamburg Süd one of the key carriers on the North-South trade routes. And even more than that: a true quality carrier – and one of the best partners to be found for worldwide ocean transportation.

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Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue (NSSR)

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The Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue (NSSR) was founded on july 9th, 1891, with a clearly defined goal – To save lives at sea.

The first rescue boats, the Colin Archer-class, were introduced in 1893. They were powered by sails and oars only. Ever since, the NSSR’s boats and crew have saved over 6200 people from certain death. More than 500.000 people have received assistance.

The NSSR is a humanitarian organization aiming at saving lives and recovering property at sea. Maintaining rescue services along the Norwegian coast, and neighbouring sea areas where such services may be necessary. The NSSR also runs an information service and educational program designed to improve safety for boaters.

http://www.redningsselskapet.no/page?id=170

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