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Awakening of King Neptune at the equator…
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28:01:2017 Batam, Indonesia: The Neptune experience is very unique, as it’s the only race in the world, that takes sailing and power boat crews to the equator, for the expressed purpose of celebrating the crossing. In technical terms – The Slimy Pollywogs (Never crossed the equator by boat) are thoroughly denounced for their crimes by Davy Jones and after a suitable penance chosen by King Neptune, are accepted by the court as Trusty Shellback’s. Once again the SE Asian gateway to Indonesia, Nongsa Point Marina & Resort on Batam Island, is the departure port, for the island hopping passage race, through the Riau Islands, to a meeting with King Neptune at the equator.

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Metal Shark inks contracts for ferries for DC, New Orleans; Key approval for New York offshore wind farm

Metal Shark inks contracts for ferries for DC, New Orleans
Metal Shark inks contracts for ferries for DC, New Orleans
January 26, 2017 — Continuing its recent success in commercial ferry construction, Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark has been awarded two separate contracts to produce passenger vessels for the Potomac Riverboat Company division of Entertainment Cruises, and for the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority.

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Canadian Army begins most complex computer-assisted training exercise of the year

Major Chelsea Braybrook and Captain Ian McNaught coordinate exercise details on a map during Exercise UNIFIED RESOLVE 2016. Photo: MCpl Brandon O’Connell, 3 Canadian Division Public Affairs

January 26, 2017 – Kingston, Ontario – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Close to 1300 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel will participate in Exercise UNIFIED RESOLVE 2017, the Canadian Army’s largest and most complex computer-assisted training exercise of the year. Exercise UNIFIED RESOLVE will take place in Kingston, Ontario, from January 28 to February 10, 2017.

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– Second podium in 4 races following a win in Round 2
– A positive way to end the 2016/17 Asian Le Mans Series
– Further 2017 plans to be announced soon

The final round of the Asian Le Mans Series saw 25 cars line up for the 4 Hours of Sepang. The track, located 85km from Kuala Lumpur, has 15 turns with 8 straights with speeds hitting in excess of 300km/h.

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