Dorie Cox

Dorie Cox, who served as the former editor of The Triton, continues to contribute stories for our readers.

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Dorie Cox is a writer with Triton News.

Judge denies request to lower $70 million rape award

A Broward County judge denied a yacht owner’s request to reduce the $70.56 million award granted to a former yacht crew after she was raped onboard the 150-foot Feadship M/Y…

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From the Bridge: Down with salaries, experience; up with regulations, connection

Individual comments are not attributed to encourage candid discussion; attending captains are identified in the accompanying photograph. Captains who make their living running someone else’s yacht are welcome to join in…

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Capt. Kerry “KP” Piesch dies in Vancouver

Capt. Kerry “KP” Piesch died on May 16 in Vancouver, B.C. The cause of death is pending, but officials said it was probably due to cardiovascular complications. He was 61.…

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Small boats burned in fire at Bahia Mar

A houseboat about 40 feet in length and two small electric tour boats burned on Monday (May 28) at Bahia Mar Marina in Fort Lauderdale, according to Dockmaster Charles Walker.…

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Charities looking for a few good boats (and captains, too)

By Dorie Cox A couple of charities in South Florida are looking for a few more boats and captains to volunteer for a fishing event for people in need in…

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South African found dead in room at Atlantis in The Bahamas

Carla Van Eeden was found dead in a hotel room at Atlantis on Paradise Island in The Bahamas on May 18. She was 25. The incident, reported as a suicide,…

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Boat restorer Michael Grimes dies

Longtime Fort Lauderdale boat restorer Michael Grimes died May 24 after a respiratory illness. He was 77. Mr. Grimes was an independent contractor that worked on smaller boats at Marina…

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Working toward smooth sailing with crew visas

By Dorie Cox Yachts and their crew spend tens of millions of dollars on refits, maintenance and repairs, as well as provisions, accommodations and services in the United States. And…

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Captain of M/Y Bravo Zulu, M/Y Independence, Greg Mitchell dies

By Dorie Cox Capt. Greg Mitchell, originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, died at his home in The Villages, Florida, on Dec. 25 following an extended illness. He was 72. He and…

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Capt./Eng. dies in motorcycle accident

Capt./Eng. Alex Buckingham of M/Y Club M died in a motorcycle accident on May 11 in South Florida. He was 32. He worked as mate/relief captain and later as engineer…

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