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Sea Sick

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 …

Sea Sick: Take a second to test first aid skills

Sea Sick: by Keith Murray Last month, we created a CPR quiz to test crew’s knowledge about CPR and AEDs. This month we are going to once again test your …

Sea Sick: Think you know CPR? Take this quiz

Sea Sick: by Keith Murray I am often surprised by the number of people I encounter who tell me they know how to perform CPR. When I teach a class, I start off …

Sea Sick: Best aid for snake bites is antivenom, medical care

Sea Sick: by Keith Murray One of the most common questions I am asked when teaching a first-aid class onboard a yacht is about snake bites. Just how deadly are …

Sea Sick: Shingles most common in older adults, weak immune systems

Sea Sick: by Keith Murray Last month, a friend called to tell me he had shingles, and no, he was not talking about his roof. Most of us have heard about …

Knowing blood pressure numbers can help prevent disease, death

When responding to a medical emergency, one of the first things emergency medical personnel do is check the patient’s vital signs. One of these is blood …

With the turn of the calendar, take time to check in with medical kits onboard

It’s that time of year again. Time to buy a new calendar, make New Year’s resolutions and go through all onboard first aid medical kits. First, gather all …

When bleeding, find source, apply pressure

One of the more common medical emergencies at sea is bleeding. Bleeding can be caused by many things but the most common causes at sea are fish hooks, knives, …

Another quick antidote for troublesome condition onboard: overdoses

This month’s topic is about a product that hits close to home for me. Although I personally have never required it, it is a life-saving medication yacht crew …

Allergic reactions require quick response and follow up

The news in the United States has been filled with stories about the high cost of the EpiPen, a life-saving medication that if administered quickly could save …

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Victoria International Marina opens for yachts this summer

Victoria International Marina opens for yachts this summer

After more than 30 years in the making, the $17.8 million (24 million Canadian dollars) Victoria International Marina is on track to …

NY marina now ready for megayachts

NY marina now ready for megayachts

Large yachts headed to New England this summer can now call on Danfords Marina in Port Jefferson, N.Y. The recently renovated marina now …

It’s all in the family for RPM’s Rubano

It’s all in the family for RPM’s Rubano

By Dorie Cox Every day, Joseph J. "Joe" Rubano scrolls through his online calendar list of 63 employees to see who has a birthday or …

Owner’s View: Text on your own time

Owner’s View: Text on your own time

Owner's View: by Peter Herm This article is about the now ubiquitous smartphone and the crew management challenges it creates. The …