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Sea Sick: Medical emergencies happen; are you prepared?

Sea Sick: by Keith Murray Medical emergencies happen every day.  These emergencies can be accidental, such as car accidents, falls and cuts; health-related, …

Sea Sick: The truth about norovirus

Sea Sick: by Keith Murray What is the norovirus? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention describes it as a very contagious virus that can infect anyone. …

Sea Sick: Symptoms of heart attack not what you expect

Sea Sick: by Keith Murray In February we think of Valentine’s Day, and the symbol for Valentine’s Day is the heart. So I thought it fitting that we discuss …

Sea Sick: Update first-aid gear at start of new year

Sea Sick: by Keith Murray It’s that time of year again.  Time to buy a new calendar, make New Year’s resolutions and go through your first-aid medical …

Sea Sick: Carbon monoxide killed many after hurricane

Sea Sick: by Keith Murray Recently my home state of Florida was hit by Hurricane Irma. When you ask people in Florida what the leading cause of death was from …

Sea Sick: Best time to make a living will is now

Sea Sick: by Keith Murray Typically, my monthly column involves medical emergencies at sea. This month I wanted to talk about end-of-life medical issues. Most …

Sea Sick: Pneumonia is not contagious, but its sources are

Sea Sick: by Keith Murray We have all heard of pneumonia, but how many people really know what pneumonia is? Is it contagious? How can we treat it? Can it be …

Sea Sick: ‘Pulse ox’ a vital part of every first-aid kit

Sea Sick: by Keith Murray A common question people ask me is: “What medical equipment should I have on my boat and at home?” The Top 2 inexpensive machines …

Sea Sick: Ask for training on low-cost EpiPen alternatives

Sea Sick: by Keith Murray Last year I wrote a column about anaphylaxis (pronounced “ana-fi-lax-is”) and how to treat it with an EpiPen.  At the time, …

Yachting life requires vigilance in avoiding sun-damaged skin

This morning I am putting the finishing touches on this column, then getting ready to head out for fun in the sun on my boat. Although I really enjoy the feel …

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R/V Petrel finds another WWII ship

R/V Petrel finds another WWII ship

The research team of yacht owner and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has found another World War II ship. According to Allen's website, …

Crowds ride into the night at Sunrise Harbor Marina 2018

Crowds ride into the night at Sunrise Harbor Marina 2018

Yacht captains and crew and professionals from the industry mingled over food and beverages at Sunrise Harbor Marina's annual appreciation …

Captain arrested in guest death in propeller accident

Update: April 13 Captain arrested in charter guest death in propeller accident in Miami The captain of a yacht involved in a fatal …

Triton Expo No. 20 draws record crowd

Triton Expo No. 20 draws record crowd

More than 750 yacht captains, crew and industry gathered on the grounds of The Sails last night for the 20th edition of Triton Expo, a …

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