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    #31
    Interesting invention. Why isn't this compulsory equipment everywhere?: https://www.norasperformance.com/en/u-safe-2/

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      #32
      Originally posted by ombugge View Post
      Interesting invention. Why isn't this compulsory equipment everywhere?: https://www.norasperformance.com/en/u-safe-2/
      That was a very interesting concept. Imagine if you had a remote control in your pocket and fell off your sailboat on a solo-sailing - potentially, you could actually have a chance on getting back onto your boat.

      I would be interested to hear what our resident sailer amongst us - Sir Tommi - thinks of this new invention and concept.
      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

      Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
      Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

      Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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      • Tommi
        Tommi commented
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        Nice idea, I've seen it for a while ago.
        If we begin with the question if it is possible to use it to getting back to the boat when solo sailing - I don't think so. You need to consider that a typical sailboat travels at 5-7 knots, so the life bouy needs to be good for at least, say, 12-18 knots, to be able to catch the vanishing boat after rescuing the skipper. :-) That's a lot of speed for a human in the water! :-)
        So for the solo sailor, the survival concept goes back to a life-jacket, mobile phone, VHF, EPIRB or AIS and in cold waters a dry suit. Of course, the best is to stay on board, so tethering with a life line is also smart, as well is a life jacket light at night.

        I think that this product is more usable for bigger vessels, for example a Hurtigrute travelling at 15 knots, to quickly be able to provide bouyancy for a man-over-board instead for those "drop in sea" type of life boyes typically found on the bridge wings (probably a SOLAS requirement).
        They could also be great for "public" harbour and beach rescue, where it might be difficult for a life guard to quickly reach the victim in the water.

        Myself, I've been fighting half the summer to get the city of Strängnäs to place a single normal life bouy on my dock, but that seems to be too difficult to accomplish... :-(

      #33
      The IMRF Awards for 2018 has been announced:
      https://www.maritime-executive.com/a...mrf-awards-are

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        #34
        Another award for safety at sea has gone to APL:
        https://www.ajot.com/news/apl-receiv...y-at-sea-award

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          #35
          I'm sure I have posted about the missing Argentine submarine ARA San Juan somewhere, but I'm unable to find out where.
          Now for the good news; As everybody have probably heard by now, the wreck of the sub has been found nearly exactly 1 year after it vanished.
          Here is the official report from Ocean Infinity that found it, with more accurate information than the media manage to present:
          https://oceaninfinity.com/locates_ARA_San_Juan

          The next step is to bring it to surface and recover the bodies that it contains. Not an easy task, but not impossible.
          920 m. water depth is not prohibitively deep for modern salvors, but it is not cheap to assemble the necessary equipment in a remote part of the world, like off the coast of Patagonia, IF the Argentine Government can foot the high costs of such an operation.

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            #36
            In the media today, Argentinian government states that they don't have the equipment and technology to raise the wreck, nor the financials to do so.
            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

            Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
            Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

            Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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              #37
              Rescued from a "banana boat" drifting in the open ocean off New Irland PNG and taken to Lihir Island
              https://www.marinelink.com/news/mol-...astaway-460588

              PS> Lihir Island has been featured here on CVF several years ago in the Heavylift and PNG threads.

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