Australia: 100 Days to Go Until World’s Navies Arrive in Sydney

first_img View post tag: Navies Australia: 100 Days to Go Until World’s Navies Arrive in Sydney View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today Australia: 100 Days to Go Until World’s Navies Arrive in Sydney View post tag: 100 24 June marks 100 days to go until the Royal Australian Navy commemorates the arrival of its first fleet 100 years ago with a spectacular International Fleet Review in Sydney from 3 -11 October 2013.Ships from more 20 nations comprising around 40 warships and 17 tall ships, plus 8000 naval personnel will help celebrate Navy’s historic event which is being staged in partnership with the NSW State Government and City of Sydney Council.More than 20 nations have confirmed participation by either a warship or tall ship including: Australia, Brunei, Canada, China, Colombia, France, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Micronesia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, Tonga, United Kingdom and the United States of America.“Today is a significant day as it marks 100 days to the International Fleet Review Sydney 2013, an event which will not only celebrate Navy’s centenary in Sydney, but the largest commemorative event the Royal Australian Navy has ever undertaken,” says Captain Nick Bramwell, Director of the International Fleet Review.The International Fleet Review will commence with the 17 tall ships entering Sydney Harbour on Thursday 3 October at 11am, followed by a combined fleet entry of over 25 warships on Friday 4 October from 6am to 6pm.Saturday 5 October will mark the actual Ceremonial Fleet Review by Her Excellency the Governor General of Australia embarked in HMAS Leeuwin between 11.00am-2.30pm.Military and historic aircraft will also feature prominently during the Review with more than 30 RAN and visiting navy helicopters and fixed wing aircraft taking part.Saturday 5 October will conclude with a spectacular 30 minute International Fleet Review Pyrotechnics and Lightshow Spectacular commencing at 7.30pm.[mappress]Press Release, June 24, 2013; Image: Australian Navy View post tag: world’s View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Defence View post tag: Navy View post tag: days View post tag: Defense Training & Education View post tag: go View post tag: Arrive Share this article June 24, 2013 View post tag: until View post tag: Sydneylast_img read more

Sea Installer Ready for Rentel Turbine Pick-Up

first_imgA2Sea’s wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) Sea Installer has arrived at the Port of Oostende, Belgium, to load the first turbines destined for installation at the Rentel offshore wind farm.Source: Port OostendeThe WTIV has been moored at the head of the REBO offshore wind terminal, where Siemens started the loading procedure of its 7MW turbines.According to the port, two wind turbines will be transported to the offshore site per sailing, which means that 21 trips will be made in total, with an average turnaround time being about four days.The 87-meter tall towers are transported vertically, with the blades protruding 26 meters on the starboard side and 13 meters on the port side, which means the total width of the transport is 78 meters, the port said.The assembling of the wind turbines for the Belgian offshore wind project started in the Port of Oostende in mid-February after the first parts arrived at the REBO terminal.The 309MW Rentel wind farm will comprise 42 7MW Siemens Gamesa turbines expected to deliver first power to the grid by the middle of the year, while the entire wind farm is scheduled for full commissioning by the end of 2018.last_img read more

Triple Crown

first_imgAnother year and another horse did not win the Triple Crown in racing.  California Chrome proved what many experts said, that a horse today cannot run 3 races in 5 weeks and beat rested horses in a mile and one half race.  It was unfortunate that his owner let his emotions get in the way of his disappointment.  His words were taken as sour grapes by most of the people who heard him in his post-race interview.  It is a shame that this fairy tale story will probably be remembered for those remarks rather than the story of a horse that few people wanted but who almost won the Triple Crown.What a lot of people are now saying is that there was merit in what was said.  If you want to make it a true Triple Crown Event, then all horses must run in all 3 races.  This will probably never happen for two reasons:  1) horse racing is a lot about tradition and that would not be tradition, and 2) you would not get the volume of bets that this Triple Crown possibility produces.  After all, sports are supposed to make money.  This is just another example of that.Experts say that horses today are not bred to run one and a half miles, so unless the Belmont race changes its distance, we may never see another Triple Crown winner.last_img read more