Another sign of the times

(via Eschaton) Boats Too Costly to Keep Are Littering Coastlines (soul stealing registration may be required) MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. — Boat owners are abandoning ship. They often sandpaper over the names and file off the registry numbers, doing their best to render the boats, and themselves, untraceable. Then they casually ditch the vessels in the … Continue reading “Another sign of the times”

IMO to back mandatory ECDIS

(via Digital Ship) The years of debate about the mandatory carriage of ECDIS (electronic chart display information systems) seem to be close to a conclusion, with reports from IMO’s NAV54 subcommittee meetings suggesting that members have reached a consensus in favour of making the technology a required fit for ocean going vessels. While confirmation of … Continue reading “IMO to back mandatory ECDIS”

Sea Trial – Nordic Tug 32

Sea Trial – Nordic Tug 32 Sea Magazine – March 2008 FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE NORDIC TUGS were introduced to the public in 1980, major changes have been made to the design of a Nordic Tugs hull. The Burlington, Washington builder has made a design change to the smallest boat in its line: the … Continue reading “Sea Trial – Nordic Tug 32”