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British sailor in coma after falling from super yacht as he cleaned it

The 22-year-old, named locally as Jacob Nicol, was pulled unconscious from the water off the Majorcan resort of Puerto Portals  The tragic fall happened off the coast of the popular holiday island of Majorca Photo: Alamy  By Agency 8:31PM BST 17 May 2015     A British sailor is reportedly in a vegetative state in hospital in Majorca after falling from the Russian-owned super yacht he worked on while cleaning it.  The 22-year-old was rescued unconscious from the water after plunging from Kibo, a 265ft yacht owned by billionaire Alexander Mamut. The harness and seat he was cleaning the vessel from hit his head during his fall.  Local press described him as being in a "vegetative s...

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Aussie Beacon Owners to Benefit from Modernized Satellite System

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), in cooperation with Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) has awarded a substantial contract to enhance the regional search and rescue satellite system used to detect emergency distress beacons.     AMSA Chief Executive Officer Mick Kinley said McMurdo Group's Techno-Sciences, Inc (TSi) has been selected to establish a next-generation Medium-altitude Earth Orbit Search and Rescue (MEOSAR) capability in Australia and New Zealand, following a rigorous tender process.   The ten-year Australian contract provides for installation and maintenance of a six-antenna MEOSAR ground station in Western Australia and a Mission Control Centre in Canberra.   Installation is expected to take 15 months.   &l...

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Watson Island super-yacht marina to open by year's end

By Nicholas Nehamas   Looking for a place to park your mega-yacht? Fear not: A new marina on Watson Island designed to hold 50 yachts up to 550 feet long will open in time for the first week of Art Basel in early December, developer Flagstone Property Group said Tuesday. Mehmet Bayraktar. | C. W. GRIFFIN C.W. GRIFFIN/MIAMI HERALD STAFF The deep-water marina is part of a planned, mixed-use development called Island Gardens that has drawn criticism from locals concerned about traffic. The approximately $1 billion project will include two luxury hotels, a residential building, upscale restaurants and a luxury shopping center, developers say, although they are still working to acquire financing for the residential and retail com...

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VIDEO: Here's how to stop Med migrant traffickers' boats: British firm shows off invention

PEOPLE traffickers can be stopped in their tracks on the high seas by a non-lethal British system, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon was told this week. By John Ingham PUBLISHED: 17:01, Fri, Apr 24, 2015 | UPDATED: 17:23, Sun, Apr 26, 2015 IG The British-made Buccaneer can put a stop to the migrant tragedies The BCB International  Boat Stopping Systems involves firing a high-tensile rope across the path of the suspect vessel. This bring the boat to a halt within seconds by getting tangled round its propellers or the outboard motor. The systems, which cost between £5,000 and £35,000, can also be fished out of the water and reused. Mr Fallon was shown the boat stoppers, which can halt anything from rigid ...

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Antigua Sailing Week 2015 gets off to a blistering start with a new record, and more could fall

The 45th edition of Antigua Sailing Week starts with a great new record on a feeder race from Guadeloupe image: http://keyassets.timeincuk.net/inspirewp/live/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2015/04/Antigua-Sailing-Week.jpg As Antigua Sailing Week 2015 gets ready to start this weekend, the 45th edition of the regatta, a record has already been broken by Lloyd Thornburg's MOD70, Phaedo3. The big trimaran tore between Guadeloupe and Antigua at an average speed of 28 knots, smashing a record that had stood for 11 years, having last been set by the 140ft monohull Mari Cha IV. This sets up Antigua Sailing Week for some high octane racing, and the probability that the regatta's own prime record, the race round the island, will also fall. This year the resur...

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Cheeki Rafiki: 'Structural weakness' blamed in MAIB report

A yacht that capsized leaving four UK sailors missing in the North Atlantic may have been affected by structural weaknesses, a report has said. The Cheeki Rafiki crew had diverted the vessel after it began taking on water last May but contact was then lost. Days later the hull of the 40ft yacht was found with its life raft still on board. There was no sign of the crew. The vessel may have been weakened by previous groundings and subsequent repairs, the MAIB report has said. Skipper Andrew Bridge, 22, from Farnham in Surrey, was lost in the disaster along with crew members James Male, 22, from Romsey, Steve Warren, 52, from Bridgwater in Somerset, and Paul Goslin, 56, from West Camel in Somerset. They were returning from Antigua Sailing Week to Southampton when they ca...

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Y.CO Prepare To Embark On Extreme Headnorth Challenge

The Y.CO team is preparing to embark on an extreme challenge for charity under the banner of Headnorth. Commencing April 2015, this 100km trek will take the team from Ice Camp Bameo to the Geographic North Pole, the highest point on Planet Earth. Co-founders Gary Wright and Charlie Birkett, along with Director of Yacht Management Yves Damette, will be joined on the Headnorth challenge by members of the 2003 Rugby World Cup-winning team, Lewis Moody MBE. Danny Grewcock MBE and Josh Lewsey MBE. Three Royal Marines will accompany the group, including expedition leader, accomplished polar explorer Alan Chambers MBE FRGS. Through Headnorth, the team is aiming to raise in excess of £250,000 to be divided between two charities that help those with head injuries and...

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The 3 boats-in-1 Van Diemen Sports Limousine super yacht tender

With the top and glass down, the Sports Limousine is free to travel quickly and store neatly Image Gallery (23 images) The all-new Sports Limousine from Tasmania's Van Diemen Luxury Crafts joins the swelling legion of convertible, multi-use boats that includes the sports coupe-styled Revolver 44 GT and the Kormoran super-transformer. The Sports Limousine goes a step beyond the basic electric hard-top convertible, adding an electrically raised glasshouse to create three distinct body styles for a myriad of on-water uses. It's a cozy fishing boat, a roomy, semi-enclosed limousine, and a compact tender in one. View all The key component of the Sports Limousine's design is its electrically activated roof, which rises and drops into position by way...

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Take a tour of Ben Ainslie Racing base as it nears completion

As the BAR America's Cup base in Portsmouth nears completion, Matthew Sheahan was given a tour of an impressive facility that pulls no punches when it comes to making a statement of intent image: http://keyassets.timeincuk.net/inspirewp/live/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2015/04/IMG_3414.jpg If you are in any doubt as to how serious the latest British assault on the America's Cup is, there is one simple way of appreciating the effort and commitment that is going in to bringing the Cup back to Britain – just take a look at Ben Ainslie Racing's base. With the building now entering the final months of fit out, the striking 28m tall structure on Camber Quay in Portsmouth is impossible to miss. Admittedly it's still a building sit...

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Yotspot has been offering an alternative way to find crew since 2010.   If you are looking to cut out the middle man and bring the recruitment in house please contact us today on trial@yotspot.com   Watch this video to find out more   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5d19U8v0Qak#t=33   The Yotspot Team

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