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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: 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 …

What a mariner considers ‘seaworthy’ is not at all what insurance or class sees

The word seaworthy is loosely thrown around amongst captains, crew, surveyors, attorneys, insurance, and everyone in between. For the average person and many …

MARPOL and its affect on yachts

With the recent implementation of yacht inspections by the U.S. Coast Guard, plus the continued efforts being seen by the Paris MOU in Europe, a quick …

MLC amendments require financing for crew repatriation

As regular readers know, the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) has been a topic frequently discussed in this monthly column. In the past 10 years, it has been a …

U.S. national documentation has many benefits over state

Congratulations! After endless hours of research, meetings, and inspecting vessels, you have finally purchased that dreamboat. Now the broker is asking how you …

Emergency towing procedures should be vessel-specific

Several years ago, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) introduced an amendment to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) …

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PBIBS17: Crowds show up for busy, sunny Saturday

PBIBS17: Crowds show up for busy, sunny Saturday

As the sun came out and winds died down, yacht crew were finally able to tend the crowds. Photos by Dorie Cox and Lucy Chabot

PBIBS17: 14 yachts compete in Top Notch Tabletop challenge

PBIBS17: 14 yachts compete in Top Notch Tabletop challenge

Photos and story by Dorie Cox Melanie Wilkinson used to joke about what interior yacht crew were really doing all day. She worked as a …

PBIBS17: European builders increase presence in Palm Beach

PBIBS17: European builders increase presence in Palm Beach

By Dorie Cox The 32nd annual Palm Beach International Boat Show weathered several squalls on opening day. The first that hit about an …

New restrictions to affect travelers to U.S., UK from eight countries

New restrictions to affect travelers to U.S., UK from eight countries

By Dorie Cox New restrictions on airplane travel to the United States and United Kingdom from several countries in the Middle East may …

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