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Rules of the Road: Several new maritime regulations affect yachts in 2018

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake Desvergers As we say goodbye to 2017 and welcome in the New Year, we look ahead to what awaits us in the world of maritime …

Rules of the Road: U.S. Navy collisions at sea have lessons for yacht crew

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers In November the U.S. Navy released several reports detailing the events and actions that led to two ship …

Rules of the Road: Commercial or private, that is the question

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake Desvergers As we push through another busy boat show season, we must acknowledge that this industry of ours, focused solely on …

Rules of the Road: Tricky tonnage measurement not about weight

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake Desvergers Tonnage is an important topic in the maritime and yachting industry. Tonnage forms the basis for numerous items, …

Rules of the Road: New guidelines for ship energy efficiency management plan

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers There are about 70,000 ships engaged in international trade, and this unique industry carries 90 percent of the …

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 …

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Capt. Alex Hickey, former yacht engineer, dies at 30

Capt. Alex Hickey, former yacht engineer, dies at 30

Former yacht engineer Alexander Michael Hickey, who had recently seen his dream to captain a yacht come true, died  Nov. 26 after being …

Latest in the brokerage fleet: Oneness, Big Zip sell

Latest in the brokerage fleet: Oneness, Big Zip sell

Yachts sold M/Y Oneness, a 150-foot (46m) Palmer Johnson launched in 2009, sold by Northrop & Johnson brokers Sean Doyle and Wes …

Passenger train service to launch this week

Passenger train service to launch this week

Brightline, a privately owned and operated intercity passenger rail system, is expected to launch introductory service between West Palm …

On Course: Refits offer chance to expand skills

On Course: Refits offer chance to expand skills

On Course: by Clive McCartney A quick check of Marine Traffic along the south fork of the New River shows that there are over 50 yachts …

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