What is all the Furore Surrounding Rio Games Water Events?

Pollution in Guanabara Bay

Olympic Organizers have finally made a partial U-turn on their position to only carry out bacterial testing to now test for viruses in their ever alarmingly polluted event locations.

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Why are FADs such a fad in the Pacific Islands?

reefThe Pacific has seen several advantages to using FADs, which has lead to a boom in production and usage. Fishing offshore for Tuna which had until FADs had not been possible due to the risk of returning empty handed, is now commonplace. The reason this is so good for these smaller islands is that before these FADs, the fishermen would usually fish inshore and on the reefs which lead to a damaged reef ecosystem.

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Fishing Aggregating Device: The Latest Fishing FAD

Tunafish

As the name suggests, they help fishermen catch more fish. A FAD is essentially flotsam (something floating out at sea). It is seemingly still unknown as to why fish choose to congregate around flotsam but they sure like doing so. Perhaps there is something appealing in flotsam whilst for miles and miles in every direction there is nothing but open sea.

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NOAA Raster Charts Minor Update

We are pleased to announce that the NOAA Raster Charts for TIMEZERO software has been published by MapMedia and is available in our chart catalog for purchase from August 6th.

Examples of before and after chart areas

NOAA Chart Update Minor Sullivan's Island


Updated information

This update includes the latest charts and NTM provided by our data providers. Here is the chart reference affected by this update:

Zone Name Old Zone Name Title
MWRUSAMAP8.2 MWRUSAMAP8.1 NOAA Raster Charts

Feel free to contact us if you need any further information, by sending an email to info@maxsea.fr.

 

 

 

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Captain’s Log: The wellbeing of those aboard

On all boats, the captain on board is given the prestigious role to command over others but with this power comes great responsibility, the responsibility of those on board. In the case of an accident, even if the victim had put himself in a dangerous situation, it is the skipper who will ultimately be responsible as it is he who must impose all security measures necessary to have avoided such a situation.

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French Polynesia and New Caledonia Raster Chart Update

We are pleased to announce that the French Polynesia and New Caledonia Raster chart for TIMEZERO software has been published by MapMedia and is available in our chart catalog for purchase from July 16th.

Examples of before and after chart areas

Old/New Cap Bayes

French Polynesia and New Caledonia Raster Chart Update

Old/New Tikehau

French Polynesia and New Caledonia Raster Chart Update

 

For more examples of the updates made to this chart, please have a look at our Facebook and Google+ albums.


Updated information

This update includes the latest charts and NTM provided by our data providers. Here is the chart reference affected by this update:

Zone Name Old Zone Name Title
WRMPC02MAP3.1 WRMPC02MAP2.1 French Polynesia & New Caledonia charts

Feel free to contact us if you need any further information, by sending an email to info@maxsea.fr.

 

 

 

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7 Useful Resources for Mediterranean Sailors

Here are some useful links about the best marinas in the Mediterranean. And for those who are not sailing among palm trees or umbrella pines, we’ll also give you some good websites to find marinas in Europe and around the world.

Sailing in the Mediterranean

Tips about sailing in the Mediterranean:

Marinas list:

Mediterranean Marinas App (for iOS devices):

Blue – Mediterranean

Most expensive marinas in the Mediterranean:

Do you have other links? Thanks for sharing!

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