‘You can’t find these in Kmart’: NSW couple buys warship

A Newcastle couple who searched for a boat online are now the proud new owners of an ex-New Zealand warship.
Paul and Wilma Adams have sailed their 44-metre ship, the decommissioned Royal New Zealand Navy dive tender Manawanui, across the Tasman and docked it at their hometown of Carrington. “Overwhelmed. WTF,” Ms Adams said of how she feels about owning the ship. “It’s not just the size. Paul looked regularly on websites to find a suitable ship and when he came out with it, it was like, ‘hey darling, I’ve found the ship!’
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Queensland woman potentially sets records by rowing 4,000km from California to Hawaii

Sharks leaping from the ocean, waves crashing into the side of your small sea vessel as you sleep, a bucket toilet with no privacy.
For many this would be the voyage from hell, but for Bundaberg’s Eleanor Carey it was a world-record-setting attempt she was determined to complete. Ms Carey has just returned home to Bundaberg after rowing 4,000km across the North Pacific Ocean as part of a three-woman team.
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King Island kelp-getters

Father and son Johann and Caelan Pretorius are a kelp-getting team who are often alone on the rugged — even jagged — southern tip of King Island.
Father and son are friendly and well-spoken, but Caelan’s neckerchief gives him the look of a bandit, and with Johann’s hair flying away in the harsh wind, it’s little wonder some travellers are wary of approaching them. “We’ve got big knives and . . . . .
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On board the ‘super science ship’ uncovering secrets of the deep.

7868484-3x2-940x627Take a tour of Australia’s newest research vessel—the 94-metre-long, 10-storey, $120 million RV Investigator. It’s as if this ship has invisible cat’s whiskers extending off her hull. Pricked and at the ready, they sense the weather, the temperature, the density of the atmosphere, the salinity, test the ozone levels, and map the course.

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Crew of four women rowing 15,640km across Pacific Ocean set to arrive in Cairns

7110492-3x2-700x467A group of women striving to become the first ever team of four to row the Pacific Ocean will arrive at the end of their journey today at Cairns in far north Queensland.
The Coxless Crew, made up of Meg Dyos, 25, Emma Mitchell, 30, Natalia Cohen, 40 and Laura Penhaul, 32, set out from San Francisco, America on 29-foot, bright pink rowing boat Doris for the 15,640-kilometre odyssey to Australia.
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The “Seabin” Project – a simple solution to our oceans pollution

Image2We have created an automated marina rubbish bin that collects floating rubbish, debris and oil 24/7
We are excited to introduce our new invention helping to solve, educate and prevent our oceans pollution problems. The Seabin is a revolution in ocean cleaning technology. It will help create cleaner oceans with healthier marine life. The Seabin project is helping create a better way of life for everyone and every living thing.
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John Beeden becomes first person to row the Pacific Ocean solo and non-stop to Australia

7052624-3x2-700x467Adventurer John Beeden has become the first person to row solo non-stop from North America to the Australian mainland.
December 27 marked day 209 at sea for Mr Beeden, who has rowed more than 7,400 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean.

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