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Sea Sick

Oxygen meter vital tool to diagnose health

A guests complains he has difficulty breathing. You are several hours from the nearest port so you contact your medical service provider and the doctor …

Hand washing keeps flu at bay

It is hard to listen to the news or read the newspaper and not hear or read something about the flu. This year, the flu has been more severe than in recent …

Lifting, bending, straining, even laughing can cause a hernia

Last November I noticed a little discomfort and swelling in my groin area, on one side. At first I thought nothing of it, maybe I was imagining things. Maybe …

Resolve to give medical kit 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 first aid medical kit. The first step is …

The shocking truth about AEDs

The vast majority of the larger boats have AEDs, Automated External Defibrillators. But how many of these AEDs are working properly and how many crew know when …

CPR hints to save your crew or your own life

Last week, one of my neighbors told me that her 32-year-old daughter needed CPR. Often when I hear that cardiopulmonary resuscitation was performed, I learn it …

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Editor’s Picks

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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