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Maritime Professional Training (MPT) founder dies

Elmer Morley, the founder of the Ft. Lauderdale-based maritime training school Maritime Professional Training (MPT), died yesterday of pancreatic cancer. He …

NJ governor wants boat purchase tax break for smaller vessels, too

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has conditionally vetoed a bill that would have capped sales tax on boat sails at $20,000, or applicable only on the first …

Bridge closure on North Carolina ICW

Attention mariners heading south along the U.S. East Coast’s Intracoastal Waterway this fall, the Surf City swing bridge in North Carolina will be closed to …

County to rewrite Uber laws

By Lucy Chabot Reed Broward County commissioners agreed last night to rewrite a new local law regulating ride-sharing companies to make it easier for companies …

New Suez Canal opens

Egypt has opened a New Suez Canal parallel to and deeper than the existing canal. The 72km of new channel and bypasses will allow for two-way traffic along …

Atlantic hurricane season expected to be below normal

The NOAA Climate Prediction Center updated its 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook today and now calls for a 90 percent chance of a below-normal hurricane …

Picasso painting seized from yacht

French customs officials seized a Pablo Picasso painting hanging in the 65m S/Y Adix in the Corsican port of Calvi in late July. Although the yacht is British …

Mariners needed for North Atlantic Right Whale survey

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is conducting a survey of its North Atlantic Right Whale …

New seminar recycles yachts

METS, the three-day marine equipment show held in Amsterdam each November, has added a one-day conference on the eve of METS, the Future of Yacht Recycling …

A.P. tests: Rio’s waters unsafe for athletes

Updated Aug. 10, 2015 A.P. tests: Rio’s waters unsafe for athletes Recent tests of the waters off Rio de Janeiro have revealed unsafe levels of viruses and …

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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 …

Crew on charter duty during America’s Cup races

Crew on charter duty during America’s Cup races

The crew on M/Y Rena are at work with yacht charters, even as America's Cup events race around them. Many guests are taking advantage of …

Sea Science: Ice governs aquatic life on Earth

Sea Science: Ice governs aquatic life on Earth

Sea Science: by Scott McDowell You need not be a sober scientist to realize that ice is lighter than water. We see cubes floating in our …

Lauderdale celebrates marine industry

Lauderdale celebrates marine industry

Hundreds of marine industry employees and local residents enjoyed the 4th annual Marine Industry Day in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday. …