This past January, Jam Cruise 15 set sail out of Miami to cruise around the Carribean, with some of the biggest names in live music aboard and ready to get down. While Vulfpeck was originally slated to perform on the boat, when a scheduling change forced the band to back out, Vermont’s Twiddle was tagged in. During Twiddle’s set on January 21st, the Vermont quartet invited moe.’s Al Schnier to sit-in during a rendition of the perennial fan favorite “Mamunes The Faun.” moe. then returned the favor, with Mihali Savoulidis tagging in during a cover of the Rolling Stones’ “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking” along with Dumpstaphunk’s Ivan Neville. New pro-shot footage from the moe. and frends collaboration on January 23rd is here. As the set closer, it was a climatic end to moe.’s performance on Jam Cruise, which saw both Savoulidis and Neville take huge solos to bring the show to its timely peak.Jam Cruise Releases Pro-Shot Video Of moe.’s Al Schnier’s Sit-In With Twiddle For “Mamunes”The magical musical experience that is Jam Cruise will be setting sails next January, when Jam Cruise 16 takes over the Norwegian Jade from January 17th through 22nd. After it embarks from Miami, Florida, the cruise will round through Roatan, Honduras, and Grand Cayman during its weeklong circuit.As always, the lineup for the near week-long event is stacked, with Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood topping the bill. You can check out the almost-twelve minute video of moe. performing “Can’t You Hear Me Knockin’” with Ivan Neville and Mihali Savoulidis below, courtesy of TourGigs. The video is sure to get you stoked for next year’s Jam Cruise, which is bound to have similarly all-star collaborations across its trip. You can check out this year’s massive Jam Cruise lineup here, and get more information about the event on its website here. [Photo: Phierce Photo]
Offshore classification organization ABS has been selected by Seacor Marine to class the first offshore support vessel (OSV) in the Gulf of Mexico to operate using hybrid power.Seacor requested the Battery-Li notation for its Seacor Maya OSV currently operated by Mantenimiento Express Maritimo (Mexmar), Seacor Marine’s joint venture in Mexico.ABS said on Monday that the OSV was being upgraded to use lithium battery power, with modifications expected to be completed in May 2018.ABS’ director for offshore support vessels, Wei Huang, said: “ABS recognizes the economic and environmental benefits of hybrid-powered vessels to reduce fuel consumption and emissions in the marine and offshore industries. This milestone reinforces our safety mission and promotes the development of alternative power applications and energy storage systems that optimize efficiencies.”Seacor’s manager of engineering, Tim Clerc, added: “The hybrid power solution on the Seacor Maya has the potential to significantly reduce fuel consumption—by as much as 20 percent. To help Seacor realize the benefit of using cutting-edge hybrid power, we partnered with ABS, to class the lithium battery system, to help validate its reliability. The operational savings gained from a hybrid power solution will also reduce emissions and facilitate our compliance with strict environmental regulations.”Seacor also engaged ABS to provide the optional Battery-Li notation, on three additional OSVs operated by Mexmar, planned to upgrade to a similar battery system.The conversion to hybrid power for the Seacor Azteca, Seacor Warrior, and Seacor Viking is expected to be completed in July 2018.The lithium-ion-based energy storage systems (ESS) for all four vessels was agreed to be supplied by Corvus Energy while Kongsberg was contracted to deliver technology upgrades for the Azteca, Warrior, and Viking OSVs in late January. Under the contract, Kongsberg will deliver and install a hybrid power and DP upgrade on the vessels.Kongsberg was also contracted for the same work on the Seacor Maya in September 2017.
B&H tennis player Aldin Šetkić qualified in the quarterfinals of the ITF tournament in Istanbul, worth 10.000 dollars.Šetkić in the second round won against Markos Kalovelonis from Greece with 6:3, 6:3.He will play against the Portuguese Andre Gaspar Murta for qualification in semifinals.(Source: Fena)