Securité, Securité, Securité : Transat Jacques Vabre 2019

Warning to vessels transiting the Atlantic Coast of France through the Cape Verde Islands to Brazil :

A double-handed sailing race started from Le Havre, France on Sunday, 27 October, bound for Salvador Brazil.  59 sailboats ranging from 40-60 feet are taking part.  While they are currently concentrated in a relatively small group, this group will expand dramatically in the next few days.

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Accident/Incident Reports : Learn from the misfortunes of others…

We currently have 170 accident investigation reports from around the world on file and available for download.  Looking for a teaching moment?  Need an example of what not to do (or TO do)?  Check them out HERE.  They are broken down into a number of categories.  And we are always looking for new or historical reports.

About the harbor : Schippersgracht – Spliethoff S-Class


Baltimore harbor was visited by a truly unique vessel – Schippersgracht, a Spliethoff S-type.  Never having seen a cargo handling system such as this, an internet search revealed the capabilities of the sideloader.  With 5 sideloaders having capacities of up to 16 metric tons, cargo loading and discharging happens quickly, with a minimum of equipment and protected from weather.

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