Entries by Federico Borrea

Orca whales catching a sailor

Frightnening adventure for a  sailor feeling himself in unreversable trouble, when a pod of orca whales attacked his boat. The 27 years old  was under attack more than two hours by several of these mammals reaching  25ft long and weighting  five tonnes each “As per the best horror novel at one point all became quiet […]

Couple killed in horror boat crash on Lake Garda ((With kind permission of Marine Industry News https://marineindustrynews.co.uk/)

Two German tourists from Munich are being investigated for alleged manslaughter and failure to provide assistance following a fatal boat crash on Italy’s Lake Garda on Sunday in which an Italian man and woman were killed. Italian state RaiNews24 TV said investigators were awaiting results of blood analyses to determine if the tourists had been drinking […]

Engines and boat thefts at rockbottom!

Engine and boat thefts at rock bottom     The four investigators from the competence center for boat crime Ba Den-Württemberg (KBK) at the Konstanz waterway police station, which is affiliated with the Göppingen Police Headquarters, reported the highest result for the recovery values ​​of stolen or misappropriated sports boats and outboard motors since the […]

Post-Brexit certification requirement clarified (With kind permission of Marine Industry News https://marineindustrynews.co.uk/)

Following the successful cooperation on VAT and customs, the leading European, British, and international leisure marine associations continue to provide clarity on the new post-Brexit trade relationships. The International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA), European Boating Industry (EBI), European Boating Association (EBA), British Marine (BM) and the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) have now issued clarification […]

Crack-down on illegal teak imports sees German company fined (With kind permission of Marine Industry News https://marineindustrynews.co.uk/)

A German company has been convicted and fined for evading sanctions on timber imported from Myanmar. The Regional Court in Hamburg found WOB Timber had evaded the EU sanctions on 31 separate shipments of timber worth millions of euros from 2008-11, when the previous military junta –the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) – was […]

Motor cruiser deaths caused by cabin heater exhaust, says MAIB report (With kind permission of Marine Industry News https://marineindustrynews.co.uk)

The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has published its findings regarding the loss of two lives on a motor cruiser. The bodies of two men were discovered in the cabin of the privately owned motor cruiser Diversion, which was moored to a quay in the centre of York, England in December 2019. The boat owner and his friend […]