Sea tugs – Sea Tow CT http://seatowct.com/ Tue, 17 May 2022 19:22:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://seatowct.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/cropped-icon-32x32.png Sea tugs – Sea Tow CT http://seatowct.com/ 32 32 Chichester Mid-Term Activities: Family Fun Day on the Canal https://seatowct.com/chichester-mid-term-activities-family-fun-day-on-the-canal/ Tue, 17 May 2022 12:17:00 +0000 https://seatowct.com/chichester-mid-term-activities-family-fun-day-on-the-canal/ Family activities will be offered at the Heritage Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, May 30. Children are invited to participate in manual and manual activities: making a flower mask, discovering wild flowers, creating a flower frieze, decorating a pebble and planting seeds. Register to our daily newsletter SussexWorld Today There is […]]]>

Family activities will be offered at the Heritage Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, May 30.

Children are invited to participate in manual and manual activities: making a flower mask, discovering wild flowers, creating a flower frieze, decorating a pebble and planting seeds.

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There is no charge for activities, although donations to the Trust are welcome and no reservations are required. Parents and guardians are asked to stay with their children at all times.

Wildflowers along the canal. Photo by Adele Butters.

The family-friendly waterfront cafe will be open all day, and the popular canal boat tours will also run mid-term – advance booking is recommended.

Community Team Lead Volunteer Celia Javan said; “We want to find different ways to introduce more families to the canal.

“In February, over 150 people participated in our Family Fun Day, and we look forward to welcoming more families this month.”

The channel recently celebrated its 200th anniversary with a spectacular celebratory event. Chichester residents gathered at the basin to celebrate the opening of the canal and enjoyed a day of entertainment including morris dancing, sea shanties and gunfire demonstrations.

Wildflowers by Chichester Canal. Photo by John Price.

The day of celebration ended with a floating procession – a flotilla, including all the voyage boats, tugboats, paddleboarders, kayakers, rowboats and an inflatable flamingo.

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PIRIOU delivers two new tugs to BOLUDA FRANCE https://seatowct.com/piriou-delivers-two-new-tugs-to-boluda-france/ Mon, 16 May 2022 01:59:00 +0000 https://seatowct.com/piriou-delivers-two-new-tugs-to-boluda-france/ Posted on May 15, 2022 9:59 PM by The Maritime Executive [By: PIRIOU] PIRIOU has just delivered two new units to BOLUDA FRANCE which will be assigned to East Timor. Built by PIRIOU VIETNAM, the ‘VB LIKURAI’ and the ‘VB FADO’ have just […]]]>

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PIRIOU has just delivered two new units to BOLUDA FRANCE which will be assigned to East Timor. Built by PIRIOU VIETNAM, the ‘VB LIKURAI’ and the ‘VB FADO’ have just left the Nha Be site and are on their way to their place of operation.


These two 30.30 meter tugs, with a pulling power of 45 tons and 60 tons respectively, were built according to a standard PIRIOU design and adapted to meet the specific needs of BOLUDA FRANCE. They are particularly easy to handle and meet the latest safety and performance requirements, providing our customers with solutions adapted to their operational requirements.


PIRIOU has already built and delivered a first series of eight 70-ton tugs to BOLUDA FRANCE between 2007 and 2009, followed by a new series of six tugs built by its Vietnamese subsidiary between 2015 and 2017, and finally a third series of six 75 ton bollard traction units between 2019 and 2020.


Vincent Faujour, President of the PIRIOU Group declared: “We are very happy with this new sign of confidence from BOLUDA FRANCE with this contract for two new OST30s, designed by PIRIOU. The particularity of this delivery lies in the fact that it is the first time that we have delivered units to BOLUDA FRANCE for a place of operation other than metropolitan France or its overseas departments and territories.


Denis Monserand, Managing Director of BOLUDA FRANCE, adds: “These two new tugs are intended for our first base in Asia, in East Timor, which is the result of a partnership with the BOLLORE group. Through this long-term project, BOLUDA FRANCE is participating in the expansion of the BOLUDA Group worldwide. We thank PIRIOU for its support in this new adventure”.


Multi-purpose port and coastal tugs ASD


These units come from the OST 30 model – Omni Stern Tug – from the range of tugs designed by PIRIOU.


The OST 30 is a versatile tug developed for push-pull type towing and port assistance operations as well as offshore operations. With a hull length of 30.3 meters, it is also equipped for rescue vessels in the access channels.


This tug is equipped with two aft azimuth (Azimuth Stern Drive) propellers, driven by two four-stroke medium-speed turbocharged marine diesel engines, cooled by fresh water with box cooler refrigerants.


On the bridge, the ergonomics of the single-command control station and the great visibility over the entire working area and its surroundings allow the captain to maneuver his tug alone.


In order to meet the operating conditions required by BOLUDA FRANCE, these tugs are equipped with several options including:
– Double drum front winch
– Bow thruster
– A tow hook


The 60 T model is also equipped with:
– Fi-Fi 1 equipment for firefighting
– Rear towing winch
– An open bulwark with a rear roller.


The OST 30 is designed to be serviced every five years with a special antifouling and ICAF system. The accommodation complies with ILO 2006 requirements and particular attention is paid to noise reduction.



The products and services described in this press release are not endorsed by The Maritime Executive.



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Brighton and Hove News » HMS Shoreham comes to Port of Shoreham for farewell visit https://seatowct.com/brighton-and-hove-news-hms-shoreham-comes-to-port-of-shoreham-for-farewell-visit/ Thu, 12 May 2022 08:35:00 +0000 https://seatowct.com/brighton-and-hove-news-hms-shoreham-comes-to-port-of-shoreham-for-farewell-visit/ HMS Shoreham sails to Shoreham Harbor for a farewell visit before the Royal Navy minehunter is decommissioned. The ship’s future is unclear, but sister ships are expected to enter service in the Baltic region or be handed over to Ukraine. In the meantime, the crew are heading to Shoreham for a four-day visit where the […]]]>

HMS Shoreham sails to Shoreham Harbor for a farewell visit before the Royal Navy minehunter is decommissioned.

The ship’s future is unclear, but sister ships are expected to enter service in the Baltic region or be handed over to Ukraine.

In the meantime, the crew are heading to Shoreham for a four-day visit where the public will have the opportunity to look around the ship.

For more information on ticket-only tours, between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 15, click here.

The Navy said: “HMS Shoreham has left Clyde Naval Base – her home for the past two decades – for the last time, embarking on a short ‘farewell tour’ of the UK.

“The minehunter was escorted out of Gareloch and into the Clyde by Royal Marines boats and patrol boat squadron Faslane, while Naval Base Commander Robert Anstey joined the Sandown-class vessel and tugs blew up jets of water in appreciation of the fire hoses – a traditional naval send.

“Equipped with specialist kit, underwater vehicles and a snorkeling team, Shoreham has made it their mission to keep the sea lanes open by making sure there are no mines. interfering with the safe passage of ships – especially for devices placed in deep waters, thanks to a sonar which detaches from the hull and can be lowered.

“Launched at the Vosper Thornycroft yard in Southampton in 2001, she was commissioned the following year in her eponymous Sussex town – the fifth Royal Navy ship to bear her name.

“During her 20 years of active duty, the minehunter has alternated her time between training/operations in inland and northern European waters, as well as extended stints in the Middle East – typically three years at at the same time – as part of the Royal Navy’s Gulf-based forces. .

“The ship sailed over 120,000 nautical miles – enough to circumnavigate the globe five and a half times – and visited over 30 ports at home and abroad while serving under the White Ensign.”

Lieutenant Commander Andrew Platt, her last commanding officer, said: “It was a wonderful voyage for HMS Shoreham.

“She spent more than half of her 20 years of service in the Middle East, and the rest from Faslane.

“To achieve such high operational performance requires a full team effort, including all technical, logistical and administrative support provided by HMNB Clyde.”

HMS Shoreham

Shoreham recently returned to Britain last October after more than two years of her final tour of operations in the Gulf, operating from the British Naval Support Facility in Bahrain.

His farewell tour takes him to Shoreham later this week for a four-day visit, when the crew of 40 will take part in a final parade through the town before returning the granted Borough Freedom Scroll to the ship in 2011.

Then the ship continues across the English Channel and up the east coast to Rosyth, where it will be officially decommissioned and ready for disposal.

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A CLYDE-based navy ship leaves the river for the last time https://seatowct.com/a-clyde-based-navy-ship-leaves-the-river-for-the-last-time/ Tue, 10 May 2022 17:02:16 +0000 https://seatowct.com/a-clyde-based-navy-ship-leaves-the-river-for-the-last-time/ HMS Shoreham has left Clyde Naval Base – her home for the past two decades – for the last time, embarking on a short ‘farewell tour’ of the UK. The minehunter was escorted out of Gareloch and into the Clyde by Royal Marines craft and patrol boat squadron Faslane, while Naval Base Commander Robert Anstey […]]]>

HMS Shoreham has left Clyde Naval Base – her home for the past two decades – for the last time, embarking on a short ‘farewell tour’ of the UK.

The minehunter was escorted out of Gareloch and into the Clyde by Royal Marines craft and patrol boat squadron Faslane, while Naval Base Commander Robert Anstey joined the Sandown-class ship as tugboats tossed water jets in appreciation – a traditional naval dispatch.

Equipped with specialist kit, underwater vehicles and a team of clearance divers, Shoreham has made it their mission to keep the sea lanes open by ensuring there are no mines in the way. the safe passage of ships, especially for devices placed in deep waters, thanks to a sonar that detaches from the hull and can be lowered.

Launched at the Vosper Thornycroft shipyard in Southampton in 2001, it was commissioned the following year in its eponymous town in Sussex.

During her 20 years of active service, the minesweeper has alternated her time between training and operations in inland waters and those of northern Europe, as well as long stays in the Middle East – usually three years. at once – as part of the Gulf of the Royal Navy. based forces.

The ship traveled over 120,000 nautical miles, enough to circumnavigate the globe five and a half times, and visited over 30 ports domestically and abroad while serving under the White Ensign.

“It was a wonderful voyage for HMS Shoreham,” said Lieutenant Commander Andrew Platt, her last commanding officer.

“She spent more than half of her 20 years of service in the Middle East, and the rest from Faslane. To achieve such high operational performance requires a full team effort, including all technical, logistical and administrative support provided by HMNB Clyde.

Shoreham recently returned to the UK in October last year after more than two years of her final tour of operations in the Gulf, operating from the UK’s Naval Support Facility, Bahrain.

“To have been deployed with HMS Shoreham before bringing her back to Faslane last year was really special,” said diver Able Seaman Morgan Hudson-Ryder. “The west coast of Scotland is such a beautiful place to operate, and I feel privileged to be with the ship as it sails from here for the last time.”

Her farewell tour takes her to Shoreham-on-Sea later this week for a four-day visit, when the crew of 40 will take part in a final parade through the town before returning the Scroll of Freedom to the rounding accorded to the ship. in 2011.

Then the ship continues across the English Channel and up the East Coast to Rosyth, where it will be officially decommissioned later this year.

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History of Schafer Brothers Logging Company Camps https://seatowct.com/history-of-schafer-brothers-logging-company-camps/ Tue, 03 May 2022 12:01:51 +0000 https://seatowct.com/history-of-schafer-brothers-logging-company-camps/ AIn its heyday, the Schafer Brothers Logging Company ran one of the largest logging, milling, and shipping operations in the Pacific Northwest. The company operated a network of dozens of logging camps, a rail network of over 100 miles of track, 18 locomotives, 325 logging wagons, 70 donkey engines, 5 mills, and a fleet of […]]]>

AIn its heyday, the Schafer Brothers Logging Company ran one of the largest logging, milling, and shipping operations in the Pacific Northwest. The company operated a network of dozens of logging camps, a rail network of over 100 miles of track, 18 locomotives, 325 logging wagons, 70 donkey engines, 5 mills, and a fleet of tugs and freighters. Its 3,000 workers came from all over the world.

The Schafer brothers operated a network of logging railroads through the woods. Photo courtesy of Washington State Digital Archives, John T. Labbe Collection of Logging and Railroad Photographs, 1892-2010

The Grays Harbor-based logging company was founded by the Schafer family. This family arrived in Olympia in 1871, looking for a new home. John D. and Anna (Bollebeck) Schafer brought their large family to a place along the Satsop River. They chose a farm site six miles from the head of the Satsop River where they established a farm claim and began farming.

In 1893, young brothers John, Herbert and Albert convinced their parents to allow them to operate the family estate. They agreed, and the brothers hired an experienced lumberjack to teach them the trade. Once they cleared their property, their neighbors hired them to clear their land as well.

The Schafer Brothers Logging Company was officially incorporated in 1913 with a capital of $300,000 under the management of John, Herbert and Albert Schafer. The company grew from a team of 20 loggers to using teams of bulls. As technology progressed, the company acquired steam engines for donkeys and later trucks. The company floated logs down the Satsop and Chehalis rivers at high tide to their mills in Montesano and later Aberdeen. The logs were then transported by truck.

The company grew during the First World War. They hired enlisted soldiers as lumberjacks in Spruce Division. Most of these soldiers worked at Camp Five, near the southwest corner of the Mason County line along what is now the Brady-Matlock Highway near Schafer State Park.

Schafer Brothers Logging Camp number 3 in 1922.
Schafer Brothers Logging Camp Number 3 in 1922. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

The 1920s saw a period of expansion for the company. However, the Great Depression dealt a severe blow to the timber industry. But the company weathered the storm, with demand increasing during World War II. Later, one of the company’s ships, the Maurine, named after Albert’s daughter, rose to fame when it appeared in the 1955 film ‘Sea Chase’, starring John Wayne and Lana Turner. . He had worked the Chehalis River for many years.

Company employees came from many places. A number of the original workers were members of the Satsop tribe. The company operated a network of lumber camps, over 500 over time. While the first team of lumberjacks lived in simple dormitories with an open fire and a hole in the roof for smoke, some later lumber camps resembled small towns with stores, family cabins, and dormitories. Other logging camps were more temporary, with structures built on supports so they could be quickly moved by train or truck to the next logging site. While most early loggers were single, families lived in logging camps in the 1920s.

In 1955, the Schafers sold their business to Simpson Timber Company, ending more than half a century of company operations.

The Schafer legacy

The impact of the Schafer family and their logging business continues to impact Grays Harbor County today. This includes Schafer State Park. Located three miles upriver from Schafer’s original farm, the family had enjoyed picnicking and fishing in the area over the years. The Schafer brothers donated the land to the town of Montesano in honor of their parents. In response, the city accepted the generous donation and opened the park in 1922, but quickly decided it could be better administered through the new state park system. The Schafers deeded the land to the state in 1924. This transaction marked the first time anyone connected with timber interests had donated land to state parks.

Schafer Logging Company annual picnic at Schafer State Park in 1926.
Schafer Logging Company annual picnic at Schafer State Park in 1926. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Schafer State Park quickly proved to be a popular spot for picnics and outdoor recreation. The Schafer Bros. Employees Association. held annual picnics in the park for workers and their families, often attracting over 6,000 people. These annual picnics featured races and contests, including timber-themed events like high climbing, log rolling, bucking, shingle wrapping, and log inspection. There was even a prize for the bald man with the brightest head!

Schafer Company picnics continued even during the Great Depression and ended when the company was sold in 1955. Video of the 1926 picnic is available on YouTube. The company also produced film footage of their work in “A Story of West Coast Lumber” and “Harbor Plywood”.

During the Great Depression, the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) and Works Progress Administration (WPA) improved facilities and infrastructure at Schafer State Park. The park, which spans up to 119 acres, offers swimming, hiking, wildlife viewing and camping.

Historical artifacts from Schafer’s logging are on display at the Chehalis Valley Historical Museum in Montesano. Some of them came from a now closed museum run by Carl Schafer in the former Schafer Game farm. Traces of the company’s logging trestles, rails and docks are also visible in the area. The Schafer family and their company must certainly be remembered. They have played an important role in the history of Grays Harbor County and its people.

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The idiots stuck BMW on the beach because they didn’t want to transport a kayak https://seatowct.com/the-idiots-stuck-bmw-on-the-beach-because-they-didnt-want-to-transport-a-kayak/ Sun, 01 May 2022 15:10:10 +0000 https://seatowct.com/the-idiots-stuck-bmw-on-the-beach-because-they-didnt-want-to-transport-a-kayak/ A local had to come up to the rescue after a pair of tourists overturned their car on a beach because they couldn’t be bothered carrying their kayak from the parking lot – and got stuck all night. Mark Moseley was driving past Swanpool Beach in Falmouth early on Sunday afternoon (May 1) when he […]]]>

A local had to come up to the rescue after a pair of tourists overturned their car on a beach because they couldn’t be bothered carrying their kayak from the parking lot – and got stuck all night. Mark Moseley was driving past Swanpool Beach in Falmouth early on Sunday afternoon (May 1) when he spotted two men trying to get their BMWs out of the gravel and sand just above the tide line.

The engineer who lives in the area had checked out the surf for a quick boogie session and decided to stop instead and give the pair from Guildford a hand. He said: “The two guys said they came last night and couldn’t care less about getting their kayak from the parking lot to the sea, so they decided to back the car up onto the beach even though there is a sign asking people not to drive any vehicle on the beach. Guess what? They got stuck all night.

The car park is just across the road, less than 20 meters from the waters edge. The 54-year-old grandfather-of-four added: ‘They were lucky they backed their car to just above the tide line and the sea didn’t cover it or push it any further .”

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Mark, who builds engines for a living, said he was driving past the beach when he noticed the two men desperately trying to free their car with a pair of shovels with no success as the more they tried to drive away, the more they buried their car. in the sand. He said when he spoke to them they told him they would be spending the whole night trying to move the BMW.



Mark Moseley, a local Falmouth man, pulled two Guildford men out of the sand at Swanpool Beach in Falmouth after they could not be disturbed carrying their kayak from the car park across the road down to the sea and decided to backtrack to the beach instead and got stuck there all night

He added: “There was another guy who was about to drive onto the beach to try and free them but I told him not to bother as I have a big 4×4 and he would have gotten stuck too. I I’ve never done a beach rescue like this before, but I’ve helped people out of ditches and such before, so I have the whole kit in the car.

“After a few tugs, they broke free. The funny thing is, the lady at the cafe by the beach said she saw three cars stuck on the beach in one place last year – all BMWs. Maybe it’s a BMW thing. She even called the police to report the vehicle stolen, but I think it was two harmless guys who didn’t quite realize what they were doing and they were going to get stuck on the beach All night long.

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Cory Wong Welcomes Billy Strings, Victor Wooten, Chromeo, More Info on New Album, “Power Station” [Review/Stream] https://seatowct.com/cory-wong-welcomes-billy-strings-victor-wooten-chromeo-more-info-on-new-album-power-station-review-stream/ Fri, 29 Apr 2022 18:34:54 +0000 https://seatowct.com/cory-wong-welcomes-billy-strings-victor-wooten-chromeo-more-info-on-new-album-power-station-review-stream/ Cory Wong Welcomes Billy Strings, Victor Wooten, Chromeo, More Info on New Album, “Power Station” [Review/Stream]Prolific funk guitarist and bandleader Cory Wang released their latest album, Power plant. The fifteen-track collection features collaborations with a long, eclectic list of high-profile guests, including Billy strings, Chromeo, Bela Fleck, Victor Wooten, Sierra Hulland more. Over the past few weeks, Wong has been releasing songs from Power plant via the second season of […]]]> Cory Wong Welcomes Billy Strings, Victor Wooten, Chromeo, More Info on New Album, “Power Station” [Review/Stream]

Prolific funk guitarist and bandleader Cory Wang released their latest album, Power plant. The fifteen-track collection features collaborations with a long, eclectic list of high-profile guests, including Billy strings, Chromeo, Bela Fleck, Victor Wooten, Sierra Hulland more.

Over the past few weeks, Wong has been releasing songs from Power plant via the second season of its online musical variety series, Cory and the Wongnotes, streaming now on Wong’s YouTube channel. Each of the guest appearances on the album corresponds to a new episode of the variety show, which releases a new episode every Tuesday. Previously released season two episodes include collaborations with Chromeo and big savage.

Cory and the Wongtones – Season 2 trailer

On Power plant, Wong and his core team skillfully work this parade of collaborators into their orbit. With a bespoke approach tailored to each artist’s forte, Wong meets his guests on neutral ground and gently draws everyone deeper into the vast world of Wongnotes.

After lifting off with the titular track, a scintillating blast of disco decadence, the funky ride continues with catchy tunes featuring Big Wild (“Crisis”), Chromeo [“J.A.M. (Just A Minunte)”], Joey Dosick (“First Avenue”), and lindsay ell (“Every time I look at you”).

“Olympia,” one of three songs on the album without a featured guest, is vintage Cory Wong, its minimalist instrumentation showcasing the band’s skills while allowing the smooth, simple melodies to stay front and center.

Marc Lettieri brings out a jazz-fusion inspiration à la Snarky Puppy on “Concrete”, Victor Wooten makes sure “Direct Flyte” hits harder than the rest of the pack, and Nate SmithThe inimitable feel of the snare drum and hi-hat steals the show on “News To Me”. On “Here To Say”, with a veteran dan of steel session guitarist larry carltonthe Wongnotes provide a lavish backdrop for Wong and Carlton to color with creative leads.

After a series of ten jazz-funk earworms, Power plant cut the lights for a series of mostly acoustic, bluegrass-focused songs, featuring some of the genre’s best and brightest. While Fleck’s two collabs, “Line and Lure” and “Pebbles,” remain in the realm of traditional, Power plantTops Billy Strings and Sierra Hull strive to throw the genre out the window.

Aided by an active backbeat, the Strings collab, “Road Trip”, struts and leaps its way, Eddie Barbas shading the sunny theme from guitar to soprano saxophone. With a breakdown clearly intended for a live guitar showdown, look for this track to fill a slot similar to “Blue Bird” (which originally featured Chris Thile) when guests stop by Cory’s concerts in the future – and we hope one of those guests will be you, Billy Strings. The song ends with an enveloping piano wash, sounding and feeling closer to Wong and Jon Batisteis nominated for the Grammy Awards meditations EP that acoustic sound track songs LP.

Along with Sierra Hull, Wong delivers perhaps the album’s most familiar song, “Over The Mountain,” which the two regularly performed together on tour earlier this year. Grounded in a traditional melody, the song soon soars to new heights as the two prodigious musicians push each other in uncharted directions.

“Nostalgia”, the last track of the album, seems to merge the ideas of Power plant‘s two relatively separate acts. With an upbeat strum motif lifted by atmospheric textures, the song embraces the warm simplicity of looking back on what was while symbolically opening our arms to whatever might come next.

Power plant, Cory Wong’s new album, is now available on streaming services as well as a limited edition 12″ Double Black Vinyl. Listen to the full album via Spotify below.

Cory Wong– Power plant – Complete Album

Cory Wang Power plant Track list

Power plant
Crisis (feat. Big Wild)
JAM [Just a Minute] (with Chromeo)
First Avenue (feat. Joey Dosik)
Every Time I Look At You (with Lindsay Ell)
Olympia
Concrete (feat. Mark Lettieri)
Direct Flyte (with Victor Wooten)
Here to Stay (with Larry Carlton)
News To Me (feat. Nate Smith)
Road Trip (with Billy Strings)
Over the Mountain (feat. Sierra Hull)
Line and lure (feat. Béla Fleck)
Pebbles (feat. Béla Fleck)
Nostalgia

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Cory Wong is currently traveling the world performing a series of live dates including sold-out shows, festival sets and more. North American dates begin tonight, Friday April 29, with two very special late night sets in New Orleans, LA NOLA Republic as a member of 9th Annual Nolafunk Series during Jazz Fest. Click below for a full list of Cory Wong’s confirmed tour dates. For ticket details and more information, go here.

2022 Cory Wong Tour Dates

APRIL
29 – New Orleans, LA – Republic NOLA (9th Annual Nolafunk Series during Jazz Fest – 2 sets)

MAY
7 – Minneapolis, MN – Symphony Ball 2022 Concert & Party: Brilliance †
13 – Richmond, VA – Cheers Friday
28 – Chillicothe, IL – Summer Camp Music Festival*
29 – Petoskey, MI – Great Lakes Arts Center

JUNE
3 – Lorton, Virginia – Workhouse Arts Center
4 – Oak Hill, WV – Mountain Music Festival*
5 – Lexington, KY – The Bramble
24 – Rothbury, MI – Electric Forest Festival*
25 – Los Angeles, California – Hollywood Bowl Jazz Fest *
29 – Ottawa, Canada – Ottawa Jazz Festival *
30 – Montreal, QC – Jazz Fest @ Club Soda *

JULY
1 – Toronto, Ontario – Danforth Music Hall
4 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater **
10 – Rotterdam, Netherlands – North Sea Jazz Festival*‡
11 – Vienna, FR – Jazz in Vienna 2022 ^ ‡
12 – Madrid, ES – Noches del Botánico *‡
13 – Umbria, IT – Umbria Jazz*‡
16 – Pori, FI – Pori Jazz 2022*‡
19 – Molde, NW – Moldejazz*‡
28 – Darrington, WA – Summer Fusion*
30 – Newport, RI – Newport Jazz*

AUGUST
11 – Telluride, CO – Telluride Jazz Festival*
12 – Telluride, CO – Telluride Jazz Festival*
18 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theater #
20 – Des Moines, IA – DGPT
27 – Bridgeview, IL – Sacred Rose*

SEPTEMBER
16 – Jeffersonville, Vermont – DGPT
18 – Paso Robles, CA – Whale Rock Music & Arts Festival*

OCTOBER
15 – Charlotte, North Carolina – DGPT

* Festival show
† Special guest performer with the Minnesota Orchestra
^ with George Benson
‡ Joined by special guest Dave Koz
# w/Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
** with Blues Traveler

Show tour dates

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US Navy P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol planes reportedly helped Ukrainians strike Russian Navy Black Sea flagship RTS Moskva (121) https://seatowct.com/us-navy-p-8-poseidon-maritime-patrol-planes-reportedly-helped-ukrainians-strike-russian-navy-black-sea-flagship-rts-moskva-121/ Fri, 22 Apr 2022 08:43:12 +0000 https://seatowct.com/us-navy-p-8-poseidon-maritime-patrol-planes-reportedly-helped-ukrainians-strike-russian-navy-black-sea-flagship-rts-moskva-121/ The US Navy reportedly used one of its P-8 Poseidon surveillance aircraft to provide accurate targeting data to Ukrainian forces to sink the Russian Navy’s Black Sea flagship RTS Moskva (121). The US Navy reportedly used one of its P-8 Poseidon surveillance aircraft to provide accurate targeting data to Ukrainian forces to sink the Russian […]]]>
The US Navy reportedly used one of its P-8 Poseidon surveillance aircraft to provide accurate targeting data to Ukrainian forces to sink the Russian Navy’s Black Sea flagship RTS Moskva (121).

The US Navy reportedly used one of its P-8 Poseidon surveillance aircraft to provide accurate targeting data to Ukrainian forces to sink the Russian Navy’s Black Sea flagship RTS Moskva (121) on April 13, 2022, according to the Daily Mail.

As previously reported, Ukraine claimed to have fired two Neptune missiles at the Russian warship patrolling south of Odessa. According to Navy Recognition, other sources speak of the Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial vehicle that was used as a diversion.

Russia initially claimed that the ship, which had more than 500 crew on board, exploded after a fire on board, but later the Kremlin was forced to admit that the ship had been destroyed by hostile action.

The Moskva sank as tugs attempted to tow the crippled warship to Crimea for repairs.

According to the Times, a P-8 was following Moskva in the hours leading up to its attack before providing its location to the Ukrainian military.

“Yeah, that makes a lot of sense,” said Tom Cooper, our contributor and editor at publisher Helion & Company.

‘Why?

“For a very simple reason. Because situational awareness is 90% of modern warfare: if you know where your enemy is, but the enemy doesn’t know where you are, you can hit and kill, the enemy can’t.

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“More: Moskva was too far away to be detected by the mass of radars in service with Ukraine. The MPA (maritime patrol aircraft) as powerful as the P-8 was a perfect solution: it detected and tracked the target, and was signaling his position. This is, after all, the essence of how ‘work’ of this type is usually done.”

The Times reports that the P-8 took off from Italy and settled on the Romanian Black Sea coast where it attempted to locate the position of the Russian Black Sea Fleet.

Since the invasion of Ukraine, a series of NATO surveillance platforms and drones have monitored Russian movements from the Polish coast, along the Ukrainian border and to the Black Sea.

The Times says the P-8 left US Naval Air Station Sigonella in Sicily on April 13, hours before the attack. The Poseidon turned off its trackers, so it could no longer be tracked online until it reached the Black Sea coastline.

The plane was “hidden” for nearly three hours before returning to Flight Radar 24.

The US Navy declined to confirm whether it aided Ukraine in the attack by providing intelligence data.

“In line with our support to NATO’s eastern flank, we have carried out some limited air patrols off the coast of Romania. But we will not talk about the details of operational matters,” a Defense source stressed.

Photo credit: US Navy and Reuters

Unconfirmed photos of the badly damaged surface of the Russian Navy RTS Moskva (121).  Meanwhile, Moscow claims the destruction of workshops for the production and repair of Ukrainian anti-ship missiles.
A photo showing the badly damaged Russian Navy RTS Moskva (121)

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Solarglide flies North East flag as part of new UK-Canada FTA https://seatowct.com/solarglide-flies-north-east-flag-as-part-of-new-uk-canada-fta/ Thu, 21 Apr 2022 15:58:30 +0000 https://seatowct.com/solarglide-flies-north-east-flag-as-part-of-new-uk-canada-fta/ Posted on April 21, 2022 at 11:58 a.m. by The Maritime Executive [By: Solarglide] Solarglide are proud to represent the North East of England, under the brand new UK-Canada Free Trade Agreement (FTA) after being approached by the Department for International Trade (DIT). […]]]>

Posted on April 21, 2022 at 11:58 a.m. by

The Maritime Executive







[By: Solarglide]


Solarglide are proud to represent the North East of England, under the brand new UK-Canada Free Trade Agreement (FTA) after being approached by the Department for International Trade (DIT).


The FTA is an enhanced agreement based on the Canada-UK Trade Continuity Agreement between the UK and Canada. This was created to reduce/eliminate customs duties, improve the movement of goods and encourage investment.


Canada and the North East have a strong relationship with £57m worth of goods exported from the region to Canada in 2020 and 168,000 North East jobs supported by UK exports to Canada.


DIT approached Gosforth-based Solarglide because of the organization’s strong links with Canadian companies, Teekay Shipping and BC Ferries, as well as its reputation as an innovative and dynamic company based in the region.


Paul Pringle, Managing Director of Solarglide, said: “It is a privilege to be approached by DIT and to represent the North East. This honor shows our impact on global trade and our relationship with the North East.


“As we work with Canadian companies, simplifying the business process will benefit us both logistically and financially. We expect to achieve sales of approximately 15% of our pre-pandemic revenue to Canadian customers. »


Potential Benefits of the FTA


The new deal will simplify processes and cut red tape for exports, essentially making it easier for UK companies to trade with Canada.


It will reduce barriers for exporters of goods, such as processes and administration that disproportionately affect small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Exports of goods to Canada were worth £6.1 billion in 2020. Reducing these barriers can help businesses make the most of existing preferential tariffs.


The new free trade agreement will go further than ever in areas such as innovation, digital, data, environment and women’s economic empowerment.


Solarglide and the world


As mentioned, Solarglide has worked with Canadian companies, but their connection to global projects doesn’t stop there. Other global customers include North Sea oil rig Nobel Has Duel in Scotland, as well as Suez Canal tugs, Tianjin Xingang Shipyard’s Global Mercy vessel in China and Tasmania, for environmentally friendly catamarans.


To learn more about our global projects, please read our case studies.


Who is Solarglide?


Solarglide is a designer, manufacturer and installer of marine blinds and window coverings based in Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne. Their blinds and coverings are designed for commercial ships, cruise lines and ships. They offer a wide range of boat products including boat blinds, ocean air blinds, yacht blinds, narrow boat curtains, ready made boat curtains and other marine products.


www.solarglide.com



The products and services described in this press release are not endorsed by The Maritime Executive.



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Kotug consolidates the offshore sector by acquiring Seaways International https://seatowct.com/kotug-consolidates-the-offshore-sector-by-acquiring-seaways-international/ Tue, 19 Apr 2022 19:21:13 +0000 https://seatowct.com/kotug-consolidates-the-offshore-sector-by-acquiring-seaways-international/ Seaways International operates a fleet of offshore vessels including anchor handling tugs (Seaways International) Posted on April 19, 2022 at 3:21 p.m. by The Maritime Executive In the latest wave of consolidation in the offshore sector, Dutch offshore operator Kotug International has reached an agreement […]]]>

Seaways International operates a fleet of offshore vessels including anchor handling tugs (Seaways International)

Posted on April 19, 2022 at 3:21 p.m. by

The Maritime Executive







In the latest wave of consolidation in the offshore sector, Dutch offshore operator Kotug International has reached an agreement to acquire Seaways International. The more than 100-year-old Dutch company said the decision to acquire the Dubai-based company was designed to accelerate its growth in global offshore floating energy installations and respond to opportunities in emerging markets. After a prolonged downturn in the oil and gas sector, Kotug said it expects growth as new offshore floating projects emerge in response to growing energy demand.


Seaways owns and operates a fleet that includes DPS-2 capacity AHTs, fast crew providers and cargo barges, and also provides terminal management services. Founded in 1995, the Dubai-based company primarily focuses on the Middle East, West Africa, India and Singapore. The company’s business focuses on the field of FPSO/ FSO/ SBM/ Drill Rig Support, Underwater Construction Support, Anchor Handling, Static/Ocean Towing, Port Handling /terminal and tug/barge combinations. The addition of Seaways operations will particularly strengthen Kotug’s presence in West Africa.


“The acquisition of Seaways will mark an important milestone for Kotug. This fits with our strategy to expand our (offshore) operations worldwide to meet the growing demand for offshore support vessels,” said Ard-Jan Kooren, President and CEO of KOTUG. “The integration of the services and assets of the two leading companies will bring exciting synergy opportunities, leading to more efficient operations and enhancing the creation of significant value for our global customers.”


The planned acquisition of Seaways would be the largest in Kotug’s history, the company noted, and follows recent years in which Kotug has invested heavily in offshore support vessels and people. Kotug’s strategy is to expand its business by supporting global floating facilities such as FSO, FPSO, FLNG, FSRU and SPM terminals.


“Since its incorporation 27 years ago, Seaways has established itself as a reputable offshore shipping company with a proven track record and a capable and experienced team,” said Captain Ashish Nijhawan, Managing Director of Seaways International. “KOTUG is the ideal solution for our employees and customers.”


The acquisition is expected to close in the second half of 2022. The two companies will now work through customary government and other approvals, with the aim of closing the transaction in July 2022.





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