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Jake DesVergers

Capt. Jake DesVergers is chief surveyor for International Yacht Bureau (IYB), an organization that provides flag-state inspection services to yachts on behalf of several administrations. A deck officer graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, he previously sailed as master on merchant ships, acted as designated person for a shipping company, and served as regional manager for an international classification society. Contact him at +1 954-596-2728 or www.yachtbureau.org.

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Rules of the Road: Distress signals rely on EPIRBs being programmed, registered

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake Desvergers EPIRB. We hear the acronym dropped constantly, but what is this critical piece of lifesaving equipment? An …

Rules of the Road: Old ‘rules’ a fun part of seafaring lore

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake Desvergers Seafaring is one of the world’s oldest occupations, so it is only natural that in times when inexplicable …

Rules of the Road: Know how to define ballast, tanks to meet new rules

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake Desvergers With the seasonal repositioning of most yachts and the months ahead to be spent in the northern areas of the United …

Rules of the Road: French crew, residents must begin to pay social security

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake Desvergers During March, the French government enacted a new decree affecting all foreign seafarers based in France. …

Rules of the Road: Under MLC, crew have right to a complaint procedure

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake Desvergers The Maritime Labor Convention (MLC) provides seafarers with an extensive right of complaint. Seafarers are entitled …

Rules of the Road: Plan for extra sewage before it hits the fan

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake Desverges With the planned races for the America’s Cup in Bermuda this spring and summer, many yachts are planning to visit …

Rules of the Road: Deciding to carry weapons onboard involves more than security

Rules of the Road by Capt. Jake DesVergers Between the craziness of politics and the economy, 2016 was a tumultuous year. Within the mix of headlines, …

New year brings changes to onboard documents, requirements

As we welcome in 2017, we look ahead to what awaits us in the world of maritime regulations. The various regulatory bodies were again busy and 2017 will …

Deadline for new STCW amendments is here

Major revisions to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (the STCW Convention), and its …

Captain of the Port controls hurricane maneuvers before, during and after major storms

As I sat hunkered down with family last month awaiting Hurricane Matthew to arrive in South Florida, I received emails and texts from various government …

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Yacht safety protocols aim to prevent accidental diver death

Yacht safety protocols aim to prevent accidental diver death

By Dorie Cox A scuba diver was killed by a yacht propeller the morning of June 27 at Old Port Cove Marina in North Palm Beach, Florida. …

Latest news in the brokerage fleet: Deja Too sells; Seven Sins, Beija Flor listed for sale

Latest news in the brokerage fleet: Deja Too sells; Seven Sins, Beija Flor listed for sale

Yachts sold M/Y Deja Too, a 170-foot (52m) Amels launched in 2003, sold by Fraser brokers Andrew Bond and Georges Bourgoignie. Asking …

Crew’s gym time together is an exercise in team building

Crew’s gym time together is an exercise in team building

By Dorie Cox Capt. Sally-Ann Konigkramer gave the crew of M/Y Sofia, a 137-foot Moonen, the day off recently. Instead of resting or …

M/Y Natita seized

M/Y Natita seized

M/Y Natita, a 217-foot (66m) Oceanco launched in Germany in 2005, has been seized by Goldman Sachs Group after the owner, Texas oil mogul …

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