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Tersan Shipyard

The Tersan Shipyard is located Yalova, Turkey. Shipyard is specialized in the construction of offshore, specialized vessels and conversion. Shipyard has repair facilities both in Yalova and Tuzla, Turkey. Tersan Shipyard built first turn-key offshore and fishing vessel produced in Turkey. Yard established the world’s first LNG-powered coaster in 2011. In beginning of 1990’s Tersan Group was established as a Ship Service Company which included Agency Services, Management, the company provided a wide range of services for the vessels passing through Bosphorus in and out of Black Sea region. During this period the group started operation worldwide. In 1997, after acquiring a floating dock and a shipyard in Istanbul’s Tuzla shipyard region, the group extended their scope of work to ship repair, maintenance and ship docking. Success in repairing and docking of around 50 to 70 ships per year brought rapid development to Tersan Group into the new ship building sector soon. In 2001 Tersan Group established their ship building yard in the same region of Tuzla/Istanbul but separately from the repair yard.

The first new building project was delivered in 2002, followed by a number of challenging new building projects until 2008. The limited areas in Tuzla/Istanbul region and the capacities of the current yard no longer met with Tersan’s future targets for building huge Offshore and Handymax commercial vessels Tersan decided to invest in a new yard in Yalova City with much more capacities and still benefitting from easy access to Istanbul; the repair yard remaining in Tuzla/Istanbul, Tersan’s ship building division moved to Yalova in 2008. The new facilities in Yalova is today one of the most modern shipyards in Europe. Besides the initial investment the development of the yard is going on continuously meeting upcoming technologies and demanding new building projects; the yard is employing about 300 permanent personnel where the total number of workforce reaches up to 1600 depending on the workload of the projects. Offshore supply vessel Fishing vessel Fishing trawler Chemical Tanker Tug boat Passenger vessel Bulk carrier Conversion Dry dock

Rain (2008 film)

Rain is a 2008 film directed by Maria Govan. This was among the first feature productions to be shot by citizens of the Bahamas. Rain marks the final film of actor Calvin Lockhart. A young Bahamian girl, boards a local mail boat from Ragged Island and sets sail for Nassau; the death of her grandmother has forced her to explore the world on her own. When she arrives in Nassau, the sights of the big city overwhelm her, soon she finds her idealistic illusions shattered when she finds how destructive her mother's lifestyle has become. Stranded in an unfamiliar environment that fills her with dread and confronted by a mother she has never known, Rain searches to find her own place in the world. Rain was the first film to be directed by Maria Gowan, who raised the US$1 million budget through Bahamian investors, it was one of the first features to be produced in the Bahamas, which had long been a filming location for the James Bond films among other efforts. Govan's film was shot during four weeks on three different islands of the Bahamas, including New Providence and Eleuthera.

In early September 2008, Rain received its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. On December 4, 2008, it became the opening selection of the 2008 Bahamas International Film Festival. Rain was released on DVD in the U. S. on July 27, 2010. When the film was shown at the Toronto Film Festival, Alissa Simon of Variety said: "Displaying an eye for composition, helmer Govan, knows her milieu — the antithesis of Bahamian tourist-board images. Martina Radwan’s gritty lensing and Denise Hudson’s detailed production design provide ample support." She, commented on "the script's melodramatic cliches and some weak supporting ". List of Bahamian films List of LGBT-related films directed by women Rain on IMDb