The Triton

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OK to get OOW in four years, if navigating, not just cleaning

Within the megayacht community, there is active debate about young crew members ascending the ladder to a captain’s position with alacrity. Basically, a …

Clarify the reality of life as crew to best manage job expectations

Every year many new crew enter the megayacht industry. After one year, only a small percentage remain. Why are so many gone so quickly? The simple answer is …

New deck crew build future course by course

The question we most often hear from people new to yachting is, “What training do I need?” The answer is rarely a simple one. Welcome to the yachting …

Levels of security awareness mean training, certificates for some crew

Despite our efforts, the world is seemingly less safe, less secure. Hence, our land- and sea-based careers all mandate ever-increasing security training and …

Large ticket doesn’t preclude need certificate to drive tender

The International Certificate of Competency (ICC), properly known as the International Certificate for Operators of Pleasure Craft, has become the accepted …

Crew to document five courses within five years for STCW

The Manila Amendments bring significant changes for all seafarers, specifically the requirement to update certain elements of the mandatory STCW Basic Safety …

Plan ahead to complete the Efficient Deck Hand for Officer of Watch

Now more than ever, you must plan ahead if your goal is to become an Officer of the Watch (OOW). Because of recent regulatory changes, Efficient Deck Hand …

Knowledge, impression and preparation key to pass your MCA oral exam

Finally, the day has come. You are moments away from stepping into a room with an MCA examiner to take your officer of the watch (OOW), chief mate or master …

Operators of today’s superyacht super tenders need training, too

Long gone are the days of running passengers back and forth to the yacht in a 10-foot Achilles tender coupled to a motor-steered 30hp outboard. Our larger and …

Celestial navigation: Lost art or missing skill?

Every navigator knows where the yacht is leaving from and where it is going. It is the bit in between — figuring out where a vessel is in relation to its …

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Veteran captain Jack Maguire dies

Veteran captain Jack Maguire dies

UPDATED Capt. Jack Maguire, veteran yacht captain and placement agent at Crewfinders International, died on June 23 as a result of …

Smaller yachts can skip MI inspection

Smaller yachts can skip MI inspection

Private yachts between 12m and 24m and less than 20 years of age are no longer required to undergo a pre-registration inspection to fly the …

Capt. Ryan O’Meara dies in the Bahamas

Capt. Ryan O’Meara dies in the Bahamas

By Dorie Cox Capt. Ryan O’Meara loved the water, his yacht crew, and his work on M/Y Pipe Dream, a 112-foot Westport. He was in the …

Underway and over the top with Capt. Grant Maughan

Underway and over the top with Capt. Grant Maughan

A lifetime of experiences on land and at sea culminate as Capt. Grant Maughan summits Mount Everest in May. By Dorie Cox Capt. Grant …

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