Noise and underwater noise is a topic that keeps being raised, by National - European and International Authorities, within current and upcoming legislations and as a subject of interest by Industry. At the moment the focus is very clearly specifically on underwater noise as opposed to surface noise.

A warm welcome to the first International Council of Marine Industry Associations' (ICOMIA) Environmental Bulletin. The new Environmental Newsletter gives MIAs a means to advise and inform their members around best environmental practices and upcoming or changing environmental legislation that is made during the year.

The 165ft / 50m classic motor yacht Malahne was re-launched on March 14th at Pendennis Shipyard, Falmouth, after a meticulous 30 month restoration, during which the project's details have been shrouded in secrecy. Having now undergone one of the most ambitious restorations of all time, her original elegance has been reinstated, whilst being modernised to be fully classed by Lloyd's Register and compliant with the MCA Large Yacht Code (LY3).