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T.V. drownings not like the real thing

By Mario Vittone The new captain jumped from the cockpit, fully dressed, and sprinted through the water. A former lifeguard, he kept his eyes on his victim as …

Watch standing should be just that

You served up another very good article [“Yes, crew do know how to stand watch,” page C1, May 2013]; I do hope it’s closely read by your …

Write to be heard responses to Yacht Path article

Delays cost captains, too I was not surprised in the least to read your story regarding YachtPath’s shortcomings [“Yacht Path doesn’t pay; …

Medical rules can be a hurdle to a mariner license

Last May, Capt. Renee Hobart sent in her Merchant Mariner Credential Medical Evaluation Report to renew her U.S. license. In her application, she missed …

Write to be heard: Random drug testing works

It’s great to see that The Triton is putting out a survey on drugs onboard yachts, especially now, with some of the main insurance underwriters asking …

Low turnout at captains briefing

I was one of the lucky few who attended the U.S. Superyacht Association’s Captain’s Briefing at Isle de Sol in Sint Maarten on Jan. 16-17. Topics …

Write to be heard: Readers comment

Telling us to lie to authorities not the best idea In your story “Cruising in Mexico may surprise yachts,” [page B1, February issue], I take …

Write to be heard: Boardings take all shapes

In reference to your recent captains lunch conversation about boardings [From the Bridge: “Boardings range from normal to nerve-racking,” page A1, …

Megayacht captains: share your knowledge

As a tutor of RYA/MCA courses and for other commercial certificates, I am getting to the point of not being surprised when, at the beginning of a course, I ask …

Write to be heard: Reader weighs in on germs

I was sitting in my favorite chair one evening in September reading the current issue of The Triton. As I read the various articles, one jumped up and hit me …

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Secure at Sea: The growing pains of cyber-security

Secure at Sea: The growing pains of cyber-security

Secure @ Sea: by Corey Ranslem When I heard about it, I was amazed but not surprised. The high-roller database at a major casino …

Crew Compass: Make time for yourself

Crew Compass: Make time for yourself

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon One thing that I’ve found difficult on boats over the years is making time for myself and doing things …

Latest news in the brokerage fleet: Bandido sells; Saint Nicholas, Rock.It listed

Latest news in the brokerage fleet: Bandido sells; Saint Nicholas, Rock.It listed

Yachts sold M/Y Bandido, a 137-foot (41.8m) Westport launched in 1989, sold in an in-house deal by Ocean Independence broker Chris …

Derecktor, Haack bid for Fort Pierce yacht facility

Derecktor, Haack bid for Fort Pierce yacht facility

By Dorie Cox Two bids to develop a megayacht repair facility in Fort Pierce, Florida, are under evaluation. Derecktor Holdings Inc. and …

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