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Fairline Yachts set to expand following taking over Hythe coastal complex

British yard Fairline Yachts has announced its intention to begin building larger yachts after acquiring the Hythe coastal complex in Hampshire. The five-acre site was left vacant after its previous incumbents, Green Marine, went into liquidation in October 2017.

The complex, which covers an area of 20,000 square metres, is scheduled to open in mid-2018 and will be used to build models over 18.29 metres in length. The construction of models under 18 metres will continue at Fairline Yacht’s current base in Oundle, Northamptonshire.

Russell Currie, managing director of Fairline Yachts, explained, “As the global yachting market evolves, clients from across the world are Continue reading “Fairline Yachts set to expand following taking over Hythe coastal complex”

IIMS releases its outline training plans for 2018

IIMS is pleased to outline its training programme for 2018.

23 January 2018 Corrosion in stainless steel special day seminar near Portsmouth

March 2018 Inland waterways training day – Watford

26 March 2018 LYSCWG rig training day – UK south coast

26/27 April 2018 Western Med LYSCWG at the Palma Superyacht Show

May 2018 AMELS factory visit Holland

May 2018 Coatings training day for general surveyors at Gouda, Holland

31 July to 3 August 2018 IIMS and eCMID South East Asia Conference, Sydney

October 2018 Eastern Med LYSCWG training event, Malta

29 October 2018 LYSCWG ‘super’ training day Portsmouth

19/20 November 2018 LYSCWG Scotland

TBC Marine Surveying International Fest 2018 – watch for details!

In addition to the above, IIMS will organise two days training for Certifying Authority surveyors. Dates and more information to follow soon.

Two online report writing courses are planned together with a range of other online seminars broadcast live through the Zoom platform. Dates, details and joining instructions to follow.

Hybrid electric vessel Vision of the Fjords wins award

The iconic Vision of the Fjords has picked up an award
The iconic Vision of the Fjords has picked up an award

Hybrid electric vessel Vision of the Fjords has won an award recognising its accessibility and environmental achievements.

The 400-passenger capacity vessel, owned and operated by The Fjords DA, secured the Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture (DOGA) Universal Design ‘transport’ award for its commitment to optimal passenger accessibility, experience and environmental sustainability.

Rolf Sandvik, CEO of The Fjords, said: “We ensured that the ‘path’ passengers use to ascend the ship, and really immerse themselves in the sensory delights of the nature here, is as accessible to those in wheelchairs, or of limited mobility, as it is to all.

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British yard Green Marine has folded with the loss of 46 jobs

British boatbuilder and carbon fibre specialist Green Marine has ceased trading after going into voluntary liquidation, leading to the loss of 46 jobs.

Speaking to the BBC, a spokesperson for the company explained that Green Marine had been hoping to secure an order to build the hull and superstructure of a superyacht, which did not materialise.

Parent company Vitters, who bought Green Marine in 2010 and moved the yard to a new high-tech facility at Hythe Marina, confirmed the Continue reading “British yard Green Marine has folded with the loss of 46 jobs”

Marine notice issued by AMSA about how to maintain rescue boat outboard motors in good working order

Photo credit: AMSA
Photo credit: AMSA

Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has issued a marine notice referring to the operation and maintenance of rescue boat outboard motors and highlights key issues that ship’s crew and operators should be aware of in this crucial area.

AMSA and Port Sate Control Officers (PSCOs) announced that they increasingly find that some crew members are unfamiliar with the operation and maintenance of outboard motors, which can result in poor performance or total failure of these motors. This is a risk that cannot be taken during a rescue operation, because the consequences could be catastrophic.

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