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36 year old female missing in the Caribbean

Police in Grenada are searching for Linnea Veinotte (36) who is believed to have been taken while out running on Sunday. It is thought that Linnea was last seen near her home which is in the shouthern tip of Grenada on the 6th of December at around 8am local time.  Matt Veinotte, her Husband is reported to have said Linnea was out running with her dog. After the dog was found badly injured, he believes both may have been struck by a vehicle. He now fears she may have been taken.  The car that possibley struck the missing 36 year old is thought to be a blue, navy or dark grey Excudo or Suzuki. It is believed that the car will now be showing damage to the right fron side and may have stopped to change a damaged tire.  A reward of $100,000 XCD has been offered ...

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Fraser Yachts sells 74m New Construction Project from Amels

Fraser Yachts has announced the sale of a new construction 74 metre Amels – the second hull of the Amels 242 Limited Edition range – scheduled for delivery in spring 2017. Antoine Larricq of Fraser Yachts Monaco represented the buyer in the purchase of the project. A long?standing repeat client, this will be the 4th New Build project that Mr Larricq has overseen on behalf of the buyer and his 9th New Build project sold in recent years. Tim Heywood is designing the sleek and elegant lines of the exterior, while Andrew Winch designs the interior, working very closely with the Owner to fulfil his personal vision. The yacht will be used for world cruising and features an elongated aft deck, thus creating superior exterior luxury spaces with a light ...

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£150million super yacht owned by Kazakh billionaire docks in Dartmouth

A £150million super yacht belonging to a multi-billionaire has brought a touch of glamour to Dartmouth this weekend.The stunning, newly built, Lady Lara, stopped in to the South Devon port en-route to Norway as part of her maiden voyage.The £150million ship is owned by super-rich Kazakhstani tycoon Alexander Machkevitch.A friend of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, Mr Machkevitch is worth an estimated £2billion.He made his fortune in the mining industry, as a major shareholder of the London-based Eurasian National Resources Corporation. The 91-metre long Lady Lara was launched in April and embarked on her sea trials in July.Arriving from Holland, she is now expected to cross the Atlantic to cruise the winter season between Florida, the Bahamas and the Easter...

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How2Yacht Agency - empowering informed choice for yacht crew and captains.

  How2Yacht Agency - empowering informed choice for yacht crew and captains. We are glad to inform you that the new agency called How2Yacht has been launched recently which has put its objective to provide comprehensive support for yacht crew from the beginning of the career up to the highest levels. The agency has a range of individual solutions available for most popular needs of yacht crew and these solutions are available as "Essentials" packages for starter crew, experienced crew and captains with the yacht. The founders of the company are experienced financial professionals who were serving the industry for the last 5 years and they teamed up with captains and maritime consultants to "build the service with yacht professionals for yacht professionals"  One of the foun...

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Introducing Crew Family Office

Crew Family Office (Crew FO) is an updated and rebranded service developed specifically to serve the needs of Superyacht crew all over the world. People pursue a career in the Superyacht industry for a number of reasons these days. These include anything from "I'm doing it to save money and get ahead in life" to "It's a professional career decision" or "I want to work hard, save and retire early". The key theme across the industry is that as Superyacht crew you earn a good income and, the majority of the time pay little or no tax on your earnings. Add to this the fact that you have no living expenses, no travel expenses, no medical expenses, and someone else even pays for your toiletries and life seems pretty good. It is easy to understa...

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Why should I invest from the UK even though I work offshore?

If you have been working offshore (particularly in Europe), you have probably been approached by investment advisory companies that are not located in the UK. The products and services will be very similar to those offered by investment advisory companies here in the UK. However, there is one major difference - they are not regulated by The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and with the FCA, comes valuable protection.If the firm is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) or the Prudential Regulation Authority you will have access to the Financial Ombudsman Service and Financial Services Compensation Scheme. The FSCS is one of the most comprehensive systems of financial protection in the world. They deal with claims against authorised firms that are unable...

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Yotspot launches your Route To Certification (career path)

About   The team behind Yotspot is often inundated with questions on what crew need to do to progress in the super yacht industry. Often, crew tell us they feel frustrated when trying to find out what modules, sea time and qualifications they need to complete in order to further their career. We understand that as crew, you can hear mixed messages on what you need to do in order to obtain a qualification. To help you navigate through these muddy waters Yotspot has Launched our Route To Certifiation platform.   To view your personal career path click www.yotspot.com/my-account/my-career.html   What have we created?   Every member that registers with us (11,000 + growing) has a unique crew profile which is individual to them. This includes their experience, b...

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Yotspot launches its Training Course Database

AboutIn 2014 whilst working on the yachts, Steve Crawford (founder of www.yotspot.com) became increasingly frustrated by the lack of information regarding training courses and career paths within the yachting industry.'It bothered me' he says. A quick search on Google generates a host of training providers, but not every school hits the top page in search results. Furthermore, booking onto courses I was often left disappointed when due to lack of numbers some providers would have to cancel the course last minute. This left me stuck with limited knowledge of who else might run the course and whether it fit into my busy schedule and limited leave time. Career path information was also an issue for me. With consistent changing regulations from the MCA and movi...

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Why Volvo Ocean Race boss Knut Frostad is leaving

Matthew Sheahan talks to the sailor turned round the world race organiser about the highs and lows of his VOR tenure and his decision to leave image: http://keyassets.timeincuk.net/inspirewp/live/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2015/09/VOR_150624_borlenghi_11105_2.jpg Knut Frostad, CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race, is stepping down at the end of 2015 after eight years at the helm. The 48-year-old Norwegian, who competed in three events as crew aboard Intrum Justitia (1993-94) and then as skipper aboard both Innovation Kvaerner (1997-98) and then Djuice Dragons (2001-02), has been the CEO for three editions starting with the 2008-09 race. "With almost half of my life and a lot of passion invested in the race, it has been one of the most difficult decisions I have ever had to m...

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