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AED designed for easy use; update kit, train and use

A New Mexico man died from a heart attack on an airline flight in late April, despite the availability of an Automated External Defibrillator. His wife told a …

Mother was wrong about how to treat that bloody nose

The boss’s children are on onboard the yacht for a week of fun in the sun. Suddenly, one child starts to cry and runs toward you with a bloody nose.   …

If your mate has a stroke can you help?

I have written about this topic before, but it’s all I can think about today. When I conduct onboard CPR, AED and first aid classes, we always review the …

Breath not an option, use hands on CPR

When conducting onboard training classes, crew often say “we heard that you don’t breathe during CPR anymore.” I explain that this is half …

Beware of the most deadly animal on the planet

Besides being pests, mosquitoes can carry and transmit numerous diseases. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control reports that mosquitoes kill more than 1 million …

Dangers of the heat

As I write this, I am enjoying the warm weather that Florida’s springtime offers. I love the heat. Having grown up in Pennsylvania and shoveled my fair share …

Sometimes simple symptoms can be signs of something worse

Recently, my friend Capt. Rob noticed he was feeling tired earlier in the day. He was also sweating more than usual but, being out in the hot Florida sun …

Hepatitis a danger even onboard

Each month, I normally write about how to treat medical emergencies such as bleeding, heat exhaustion, allergic reactions and other conditions.     This …

Learn to spot a diabetic emergency to minimize danger, help guest recover

One of your passengers is not feeling well so you call your medical service and they instruct you to check the patient’s blood glucose level. You may …

Accidental or intentional, watch for poisons onboard

Poisoning can happen in many ways, through various routes, and it can be accidental or intentional, as in the case of suicide. Below are the ways we can be …

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Scuba diver dies in accident at Old Port Cove Marina

Scuba diver dies in accident at Old Port Cove Marina

A scuba diver was killed by a yacht propeller Tuesday morning at Old Port Cove Marina in North Palm Beach, Fla. The diver, identified Luis …

From the Bridge: Captains prefer experienced owners

From the Bridge: Captains prefer experienced owners

From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox Some yacht owners are in it because of their love of boats. They have spent a lifetime on the water, …

Motoryachts Renaissance, BW and Blue Moon named best in Newport competitions

Motoryachts Renaissance, BW and Blue Moon named best in Newport competitions

Chef Ian Gabbe of the 116-foot M/Y Renaissance won top honors in the Best Charter Yacht Chef competition during the Newport Charter Yacht …

Triton networks with United Yacht Transport

Triton networks with United Yacht Transport

About 175 captains, crew and industry professionals joined The Triton to network with United Yacht Transport on the first day of summer in …