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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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Triton networks with Culinary Convenience

Triton networks with Culinary Convenience

A brisk South Florida evening was the perfect setting for outdoor Triton networking with Culinary Convenience on the third Wednesday in …

Refit18: Show focused on refits grows 28 percent

Refit18: Show focused on refits grows 28 percent

As yachts age and yacht owners personalize them, the refit industry continues to grow. The third annual Refit International Exhibition …

Hot trip on the Hudson highlights perils of procrastination

Hot trip on the Hudson highlights perils of procrastination

By Capt. Bruce Gregory I've made 40-plus offshore passages from 50 miles to 1,500 miles in boats from 8-foot dinghies to 80-foot tugs; …

Top Shelf: The Birth of Aki-Maki

Top Shelf: The Birth of Aki-Maki

Top Shelf: by Chef Tim MacDonald Many years ago on Huntress, I was taught about the theory of “POP”’ on a yacht. The owner …

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