Evinrude: Pandemic blamed for the demise of the famous brand of outboard engines

Evinrude demise blamed on pandemic
Evinrude demise blamed on pandemic

One of the most illustrious names in marine propulsion has breathed its last with BRP’s announcement today that it will discontinue production of Evinrude E-TEC and E-TEC G2 outboard engines.

A company spokesperson said: “Our outboard engines business has been greatly impacted by COVID-19, obliging us to discontinue production of our outboard motors immediately. This business segment had already been facing some challenges and the impact from the current context has forced our hand,” said José Boisjoli, President and CEO of BRP. “We will concentrate our efforts on new and innovative technologies and on the development of our boat companies, where we continue to see a lot of potential to Continue reading “Evinrude: Pandemic blamed for the demise of the famous brand of outboard engines”

Inspectors and surveyors of ships exempt from new UK government border entry rules

Kelly Tolhurst Minister for Aviation, Maritime & Security Department for Transport
Kelly Tolhurst, Minister for Aviation, Maritime & Security, UK Department for Transport

This is an extract from a longer open letter by Kelly Tolhurst MP about the UK government’s new Coronavirus border rules with details of those who are exempt when entering the UK from overseas.

Dear Colleague,

Earlier this month, the Government published Our Plan to Rebuild: the UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy, setting out our plan to rebuild the UK and safeguard livelihoods. We are writing to update you on our progress; notably the self-isolation / quarantine measures for international arrivals that we announced yesterday (22 May).

Step One of our carefully planned timetable for lifting restrictions was enacted on 13 May in England. As the level of infection in the UK continues to reduce, it is important we manage the risk of importing cases from abroad. To that end,
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IIMS UAE Branch online COVID-19 seminar attracts 400 plus delegates

The recent second IIMS UAE Branch webinar on COVID-19 practical effects on “Claims handling and Surveys” – are they here to stay? attracted 436 registrations from 43 countries. The initiative was well-received by the community and there was excellent feedback by attentive listeners at the peak of the participation. The initiative taken by the IIMS UAE Branch to bring value to its local and international members was evident by the community coming together for this free to attend seminar for everybody.

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RMI alerts on fire incidents onboard commercial yachts

In 2019, four fire incidents occurred onboard Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) registered yachts that resulted in the total constructive loss of the vessel. As a consequence, RMI has shared key areas of concern and best practices.

Two incidents occurred while the yachts were moored, one happened while the vessel was underway, and one while it was in the shipyard. There were no deaths or injuries as a result of any of these fires.

Areas of concern
Although causes of the incidents are different, the RMI investigation findings highlight three major areas of concern:
1. fire prevention;
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