Rotorcraft Asia-Pacific e-news (Version 2) – July 2017 Report

The joys of electronic publishing – errors, omissions, late article arrivals, can all be accommodated by publishing a supplement or publishing Version 2 of the original

Below is a complimentary Version 2 of Rotorcraft Asia-Pacific e-news – July 2017 Report. This replaces Version1 which did not have the helicopter register latest data and other important news items. Apologies

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BODY BOARDER BEING CARRIED OUT TO SEA OFF BEADNELL POINT

At 18:09hr on Thursday 17th August 2017, UKCG requested the immediate launch of Seahouses Lifeboats, following a report of a female on a body board without wetsuit or lifejacket, being carried out to sea off Beadnell point. Another body board had allegedly gone into the water to try and assist the female who had gone out of sight.

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SilverHook sets speed record from Key West to Cuba

SilverHook
Sets World Speed Record  

from Key West to Cuba 

at 10:01:34am ET Today
Key West, FL (Thursday, August 17): SilverHook, the 48 foot monohull Superboat Grand Prix race boat, set a new one-way speed record this morning from Key West to Cuba at an average speed of 79.23mph for the 101 mile Florida Straights run. With an Elapsed Time of: 1: 18 :3 SilverHook reached speeds of 127mph in the 5-7 foot waves.

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Thales wins contract to support Canada’s AOPs and JSS vessels; USCG guidance aims to make LNG bunkering safer

Thales wins contract to support Canada's AOPs and JSS vessels
Thales wins contract to support Canada’s AOPS and JSS vessels
August 17, 2017 —The Government of Canada is awarding a contract for in-service support of the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) and Joint Support Ships (JSS) to a joint venture of Thales Canada Inc. and Thales Australia Ltd. If all options are exercised the contract could be valued at $5.2 billion.

 

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Western Circuit – AY Pre-Regatta Report

Western Circuit swings into action…
By AsianYachting MultiMedia
August 18th: While big boat racing is declining in Singapore, the 20th edition of the SMU-RM Western Circuit Sailing Regatta attracts many local and International sailors, to come together in multiple classes and test their racing abilities. Over the next two weekends (Aug 19, 20 & 26) Raffles Marina comes alive with an 85 boat line-up of keelboats, multihull’s, SB20, PY, J24’s, Access 2.3’s for disabled sailors and six Windsurfing classes. This event is Singapore’s premier racing event, full of youthful enthusiasm from the SMU organising team, combined with Raffles Marina excellent facilities, have built a reputation for lively fleet racing and fun filled post race parties. Up for grabs this weekend is, the SMU President’s Cup, SB20 International Cup and the Inter-Tertiary Windsurfing Championship (ITWC) 2017 titles.

 

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