VOR Collision

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Vestas 11th Hour Racing was sailing at 20 knots in second place of the Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4. Approximately 30 nm from the finish in Hong Kong they collided with a fishing vessel. Race Control at Volvo Ocean Race … Continued

Quick recovery of MOB

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Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag had a man overboard event approximately midday local time on Sunday afternoon, in winds of 15-20 knots. Crew member Alex Gough was not tethered to the boat and washed overboard by a wave. He was back … Continued

Tsunami warning

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A 7.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred just off Haida Gwaii (islands off the B.C. coast) triggering a tsunami watch for a region stretching from the Canada-US border to Alaska. I’ve heard that some low lying communities are being evacuated. Here is a … Continued

Don’t swim in marinas!

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Ok summer is almost over, but better late than never. BoatU.S. mentioned the dangers of stray electrical current in freshwater marinas in one of their newsletters this year (which I have finally got around to reading). Tragically, many children and … Continued

Emergency Preparedness

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May 6-12, 2012, is Emergency Preparedness Week. Time to dig out the boat rations and check the expiry dates. The Alberta Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) theme for this week is “Who depends on you in 72?” They recommend preparing for … Continued