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Rules of the Road: New guidelines for ship energy efficiency management plan

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers There are about 70,000 ships engaged in international trade, and this unique industry carries 90 percent of the …

Cruising Grounds: Patagonia yacht guide

By Carlos Miquel For non-seafaring people, Patagonia represents an outdoor clothing line or a distant piece of land with vast pampas and gauchos. For seafaring …

Commercial Diver Services crew arrives in Texas to assist after Hurricane Harvey

Several employees of Commercial Diver Services in Fort Lauderdale have arrived to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Company owner Geno Gargiulo shared …

Owner’s View: Great contractors, like great crew, are the ones you can count on

Owner’s View: by Peter Herm My 2004 Suburban has 184,000 miles and was last washed in 2006. When it breaks, it gets fixed; otherwise, it gets used daily. …

From the Bridge: Captains balance compassion, duty when crew die

From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox The death of a yacht crew member is not a topic most people want to discuss over lunch, but recent obituaries spurred the …

Cruising permit fees triple in British Virgin Islands

By Carol Bareuther It just became costlier to charter in the British Virgin Islands. New cruising fees, effective Aug. 1, triple the rate for home-based …

Popular vendor in St. Lucia drowns

John Mason, of St. Lucia, has drowned, the St. Lucia Times has reported. His body was discovered at the Rodney Bay Marina about 9:30 a.m. Aug. 20. The …

The Triton Crew Eye

Mate Jaryd Oliver, of M/Y Tsalta, a 130-foot Westport, sent the crew to the docks for customary “exercises” while at dock at Nantucket Boat Basin …

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 charter vessels, the …

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 oilman William Kallop, …

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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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