Ahoy Maritime Community,
Summon your writing spirits and tell us the stories of your past voyages! your Blog Contest- Blog fair de Maritimo is 'On' again with more prizes to be won this time. We are not only putting the "Golden Bollard" on line but also other runners-ups will receive memorabilia worth $500 USD, of Nautical design.
Sounds Familiar? Well hold on for a second...irrespective of what the name suggests, this time the contest is not only concentrated on Blogs alone, but instead we are introducing other categories like pictures, videos, forum topics and status message.
That means you can either write us a blog, or post pictures with taglines, start a new topic in the forum or you can simply update your status in Sailors Club. Everything will Count!
So stop hesitating and start posting whatever you want to share and the results of the contest will be out by the end of October, 2014. So please sharpen your creative pencils and start scribbling on Sailors Club. You can also send your entries by sending us mails at email@example.com
Blog Fair De Maritimo Competition Updtate as on 8th August 2014.
The competition that started last year is now gaining a definitive shape. Now many seafarers along with organizations are sending their entries and we are really overwhelmed. Now the big question is how to decide on the winner of the contest. Considering the fact that everyone is sending quality entries it is indeed a challenge for us to narrow down on one particular winner for the blog contest.
Till now We have pointed out Final Finalist for theAward and Depending on their activity we will announce the final results:
1) Mac Eden Ellaga (Our Enthusiatic Representative from Philippines)
2) Dave Daniel of Marsec Union
4) Yogesh Bahadur the Good Old Scribbling Mariner
The winners would be declared on the 30th October,2014
Gold plated Brass, Dimension 6x3x3 inches
The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) Mumbai coordinated operations to help rescue the 26 sailors from the "MOL Comfort" which broke in two and sank off Yemen early on June 17, 2013, around 200 nautical miles from Yemen, and around 840 nautical miles west of Mumbai. The ICG Mumbai launched an Operation to save the crew in waves up to six metres which were were accompanied by strong. Diverting vessels plying in the vicinity with its officials co-ordinating the opeations, the ICG helped to successfully rescue the 14 Filipino and 12 Russian crew from the "Mol Comfort" which had been carrying .4,500 containers from Singapore to Jeddah. For the rescue efforts, the ICG Mumbai diverted three ships, the "Hanjin Beijing", the "Zim India" and the "Yantian Express", the last of which was closest to the disaster site. The "Yantian Express" managed to rescue all the crew which had escaped in two life rafts and one lifeboat. They were being taken to Colombo, Sri Lanka. The broken vessel sank shortly afterwards in the same position, with many containers scattered in the Arabian Sea, with an indeterminate quantity of oil spill. Report with photo: newindianexpress....