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New debris from containers washes up after wild weather

New debris from containers washes up after wild weather

July 17, 2020

Clean up crews led by NSW Maritime are back out on the beaches and bays of NSW after several confirmed sightings of more debris from the APL England shipping container incident that occurred in May. NSW Maritime A/ Executive Director Alex Barrell said teams to the…

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Book Review

Book Review

July 17, 2020

H.M. Bark ENDEAVOUR Her Place in Australian History by Ray Parkin The Miegunyah Press: (An imprint of Melbourne University Publishing Ltd); 3rd Edition, 2020; 467pp.; ISBN: 9780522876437); RRP $100 (hard cover), $22.99 (eBook) This is a beautifully…

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The Boatworks Stage 3 now underway

The Boatworks Stage 3 now underway

July 17, 2020

Mayor cuts the ribbon on world-class superyacht yard Stage 3 is now live, boosting new business & capacity on the gold coast There’s no slowing down the expansion at The Boat Works. Since completion in February of the $100 million Superyacht…

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Fibreglass Boat – Rotten Transom?

Fibreglass Boat – Rotten Transom?

July 17, 2020

Fibreglass motor boats are some of the best designed and most desirable boats on our Australian waterways. They last practically forever and still look good when tinnies the same age look dull and tired. The downside is that many older fibreglass…

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Queensland’s whales and turtles to benefit from plastics ban

Queensland’s whales and turtles to benefit from plastics ban

July 15, 2020

Australia’s leading ocean conservation group has congratulated the Queensland government for tabling laws that will ban some single use plastics and save marine wildlife like whales and turtles. Under the legislation, single-use plastic straws, drink stirrers, cutlery, plates and bowls will be banned in…

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The legacy of Cook’s first Pacific voyage

The legacy of Cook’s first Pacific voyage

July 9, 2020

Ship and Shore: The history and legacy of Cook’s voyage, a free exhibition from the Australian National Maritime Museum shines new light on the historic 1770 voyage. Kevin Sumption, CEO and Director said, “From the moment we started planning for the 250th anniversary of…

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Australian Sailing plans for success

Australian Sailing plans for success

July 9, 2020

Renowned international sailor Iain Murray AM and Australian Sailing have today announced that the 2008 Olympian and reigning Etchells World Champion will continue with the Australian Sailing Team through to the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The new deal will see Murray remain with the…

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Date set for 2020 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race

Date set for 2020 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race

July 2, 2020

The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia is pleased to announce the release of the Notice of Race and opening of entries for the rescheduled 2020 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race. The 384-nautical-mile coastal race was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will…

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106-year-old barque Peking gets a new life

106-year-old barque Peking gets a new life

July 2, 2020

Nippon Paint Marine has completed the extensive re-coating of the four-masted, steel-hulled Peking, the 1911-built cargo ship which is coming to the end of a €32 million, three-year restoration project at Peters Werft GmbH, on the River Elbe, at Wewelsfleth, Germany. The 115.5m long, full-rigged…