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New year reminds yacht crew to give medical equipment a check up

It’s that time of year again. Time to buy a new calendar, make New Year’s resolutions and go through your medical kit. The first step to a complete …

Aid the sick but protect yourself

I have found that most people are willing to help someone when they require medical assistance. There are, however, concerns that we have when thinking about …

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 …

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Crew contracts vital, no guarantee of rights

By Dorie Cox At the start of a new job, many crew are asked to sign a contract that defines wages, scope of work, leave and more. For …

Clearing up a few facts surrounding the M/Y Natita seizure

Clearing up a few facts surrounding the M/Y Natita seizure

By Susan Jobe and Lucy Chabot Reed M/Y Natita, a 217-foot (66m) Oceanco launched in 2005, was seized on July 15 after the owner, Texas …

Creative yacht crew view partial solar eclipse in Florida

Creative yacht crew view partial solar eclipse in Florida

Crew on the M/Y Albula, a 210-foot (64m) Royal Denship explorer yacht docked at Rybovich marina in West Palm Beach, joined the millions of …

Pier 66 owner buys The Sails Marina

Pier 66 owner buys The Sails Marina

By Dorie Cox The company that owns the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 has added The Sails Marina in Fort Lauderdale to its holdings. Tavistock …

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