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Alpine shortcut for Admiral's Cup challenger

August 10 - In a scene that mimicked the famous opening sequence of the 1960 classic Italian film, La Dolce Vita, where a plaster statue of Christ is suspended by cables from a helicopter as it flies past the ruins of an ancient Roman aqueduct, a giant ca

The catamaran, Alinghi 5, took an unusual route when it used a shortcut from Lake Geneva to the warm waters of the Mediterranean; slung under the body of the world's most powerful helicopter, the Soviet-era MI-26 military transporter. The lift was required as the hull is of the latest carbon fibre manufacture and cannot be dismantled.

The 27.5m catamaran took five-and-a-quarter hours to travel 300 km from its Lake Geneva boatyard to Genoa for sea trials. Alinghi, based in Geneva, became the first team from a landlocked country to take part in the Admiral's Cup. The team won on its first attempt at the race in 2000.

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Challenges facing towage and offshore operators

September 20 - Sandro Lipani, director chartering and operations for Malta-based Augustea Maritime Transportation, discusses some of the challenges of operating in the towage and offshore support sector.
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Allseas wins decommissioning work

September 20 - Allseas has been awarded a contract for the removal, transfer, load in and disposal of the Gyda platform in the Norwegian part of the North Sea.
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Innovation overhauled

September 20 - DEME’s offshore installation vessel Innovation has undergone a major refit at Damen’s Verolme shipyard in Rotterdam.
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Sun shines with Chipolbrok

September 20 - Chipolbrok has delivered a range of heavy and oversized components using its vessel Chipolbrok Sun, including 56 wind turbine tower sections in Piteå, Sweden.
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