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Fairport earns passenger code certification

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Ft. Lauderdale-based Fairport Yacht Support has been certified in the Passenger Yacht Code (PYC). The PYC was developed so large vessels could carry more than the Large Yacht Code (LYC) limit of 12 passengers. PYC allows up to 36 passengers on board so is more closely tied to the requirements of SOLAS passenger ships than to yachting.

“In 2001, I was involved with one of the first ISM [International Safety Management]-certified vessels and have watched the system mature over the past 16 years,” said Graeme Lord, president of Fairport Yacht Support. “As I delved into PYC, it became abundantly clear that this was a mountain to climb from yacht ISM certification. These additional regulations have been easily deciphered by Aksel Huus, our DPA [Designated Person Ashore] from his many years working in the cruise industry. I feel very fortunate to be working with colleagues with such in depth understanding of the needs of passenger ships.”

Huus holds an Unlimited Master’s license. He has worked on various vessels including cargo ships and cruise ships.

“PYC is the future of yachting and we are looking forward to working with professional crew who understand the gravity of the code,” Lord said. “I also commend the Cayman Islands Registry, which understands the complexities of our industry and developed PYC while adhering to the relevant SOLAS regulations protecting all passengers on board.”

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