News 2020-06-02T18:19:28+00:00

How Satellites Tracked The Fateful Journey Of The Ship That Led To Mauritius’ Worst Oil Spill Disaster

Film of oil from the grounded vessel 'MV Wakashio' being leaked into the pristine waters and coral ... [+] The Japanese freighter ‘MV Wakashio’ ran aground on Mauritius’ coral reefs on Sunday 25 July.  It remained stuck and started breaking apart 13 days later on Thursday 6 August, releasing 1000 of its estimated 4000 tons of heavy bunker fuel into the pristine waters of the Indian Ocean, as a large gash started appearing on the side of the vessel. The location of the grounding [...]

August 10th, 2020|News|

Record temperatures recorded in July

Palmanova, Majorca. 28-06-2020Wendy Wighton Urquhart July 2020 was the third warmest in Spain since 1965, with hardly any rain and an average temperature of 26ºC, two degrees higher than usual. It was the 20th driest July since records began with 8 out of the warmest 10 months of July in the 21st century, and 6 in the current decade. Last month it was extremely hot in the southwest quadrant of the Peninsula, the west and south of Castilla y León [...]

August 7th, 2020|News|

2020 CORK Fall Regatta cancelled

CORK, which has been hosting international sailing events off Kingston in Ontario since 1969, has confirmed the CORK Fall Regatta on September 17-19 has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Despite a plan developed that could comply with the COVID-19 rules, and a strong desire among sailors and coaches to see racing resume, the CORK Board of Directors had to balance that against the continuing uncertainty of how the virus is developing. Contributing to the [...]

August 6th, 2020|News|

RAI Amsterdam redundancies

METSTRADE to proceed as planned METSTRADE organiser RAI Amsterdam has released a statement to say that it has submitted a request for advice to the Dutch Works Council for a reorganisation. The move is required due to the major impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on the convention centre’s operations. ”RAI Amsterdam has been closed for exhibitions, conferences and events since the Dutch government’s measures were announced on March 16,” reads the statement. “The RAI normally welcomes some [...]

August 5th, 2020|News|

New warship HMS Trent embarks for the Mediterranean to join Nato operation

HMS Trent first deployment The coronavirus pandemic has not stopped one of the Royal Navy’s newest warships being made ready for deployment in record time. HMS Trent has set sail for the Mediterranean, where she will bolster UK and Nato forces in the region. The commanding officer’s young son waved as he watched his father’s ship leave Portsmouth Harbour on Monday afternoon. Earlier the vessel’s proud crew stood to attention beside her as she was officially commissioned [...]

August 4th, 2020|News|

Dele Alli, Maddison, and Grealish Caught Flouting Security Measures Whilst Partying in Spain’s Ibiza

Ezequiel Lavezzi (second left) partying on a yacht with Tottenham trio Erik Lamela (third left), Giovani Lo Celso (middle) and Eric Dier (centre right) Credit: Instagram @Ezequiel Lavezzi Dele Alli, Maddison, and Grealish have all been caught in Ibiza enjoying the end of the Premier League season and flouting all sorts of security measures as they let loose on Spain’s party island. Although thousands of people have died both in England and Spain, these players are seen [...]

August 3rd, 2020|News|


Family owned Swedish Volvo Penta dealer, Ringens Varv, share their 15 top tips for getting the most out of your boating experience. With more than 130 years of experience in boat building they really are the experts. Founded in 1887, Ringens Varv shipyard, in Marstrand, Bohuslän, is one of the oldest boatyards in the region. Initially, the yard specialised in building fishing boats then expanded into motorized vessels. In 1973, Volvo Penta bought the shipyard and converted it [...]

July 31st, 2020|News|

Marina Port de Mallorca reduces its carbon footprint

Marina Port de Mallorca rises to the next level of the Carbon Footprint certificate achieving the “Reduce” recognition. The marina most committed to the environment in the Bay of Palma manages to reduce its carbon footprint. Palma, July 23rd, 2020 One more year in which Marina Port de Mallorca is certified with the distinctive Carbon Footprint and manages to rise to the “Reduce” level thanks to the fact that it has been able to reduce its Carbon [...]

July 30th, 2020|News|

Palma Boat Show 2020 Postponed

Palma Boat Show 2020 Postponed The Palma International Boat Show is postponed as a precautionary measure against the COVID-19. The event will now be held from the 4th until the 7th of June 2020 at Palma’s Moll Vell.  Event organizers the Ministry of Energy Transition and Productive Sectors, IDI, and the BYBA association have decided to postpone event dates out of concerns related to the coronavirus outbreak and a sense of responsibility towards the nautical industry, show exhibitors and visitors. [...]

July 29th, 2020|News|

Coronavirus: UK in talks on quarantine exemption for Balearic and Canary Islands

Image copyrightREUTERS Talks are under way with Spain about easing quarantine rules for the Balearic and Canary Islands, a government source has said. The potential move would mean people arriving in the UK from the islands would not have to self-isolate for 14 days after rules changed this weekend. The travel industry is hoping ministers make a decision by Friday. A government source said there are no plans to change the rules, while No 10 said "no [...]

July 28th, 2020|News|