Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Update: Missing Norwegian boat in the Southern Ocean

The Norwegian-registered “Berserk” yacht was last heard from yesterday morning 18 nautical miles (33km) north of Scott Base in the Ross Sea.

Both the Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Northern Norway picked up a signal from the 14-metre steel-hulled vessel’s emergency distress beacon at approximately 05:00. Attempts to raise the crew have so far failed.

According to Berserk’s website, the crew had decided to embark on the voyage “to re-conquer the South Pole 100 years after Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen in 2011.”

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Friday, February 18, 2011

Antibes Yacht Show partners with MYBA

The Antibes Yacht Show, which is now in its 5th year, have announced a partnership with MYBA – The Worldwide Yachting Association. The Show, which runs from April 7-10th 2011, is the biggest spring show to focus on Brokerage, Charter and for the first time this year on Refit. The show being held early in the year, in Port Vauban, is perfectly positioned, both in time and location for a buyer looking for a new yacht this summer.

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