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Jake DesVergers

Capt. Jake DesVergers is chief surveyor for International Yacht Bureau (IYB), an organization that provides flag-state inspection services to yachts on behalf of several administrations. A deck officer graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, he previously sailed as master on merchant ships, acted as designated person for a shipping company, and served as regional manager for an international classification society. Contact him at +1 954-596-2728 or www.yachtbureau.org.

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Rules of the Road: Know what to do when when hurricane approaches

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers As each of us slowly emerges from our pandemic quarantines, awaiting the arrival of the murder hornets, let us not …

Rules of the Road: Some vessels fly fraudulent flags

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake Desvergers Many ships at sea today fly fraudulent flags. Some flag states do not seem particularly bothered that their …

Rules of the Road: To terminate, yacht owners must follow SEA

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers We’re going through some tough times. At the writing of this article, the estimated peak surge for the …

Rules of the Road: CBD no excuse for mariners who fail THC test

In early February, the U.S. Coast Guard issued a Marine Safety Advisory regarding the use of hemp plant products. The advisory was issued to ensure that …

Rules of the Road: Bareboat charters must meet strict U.S. criteria

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers In the southeastern United States, the U.S. Coast Guard continues to implement an aggressive program to eliminate …

Rules of the Road: Trackers play crucial role in emergencies

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers During a recent accident investigation, a vessel was lost at sea in poor weather conditions. Thankfully, no one was …

Rules of the Road: New year brings new regs for yachts

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers As we welcome in the new year, we will see several new maritime regulations enter into force. The various …

Rules of the Road: STCW sets baseline in training

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers It is a term that we constantly hear and read: STCW. Everyone from the greenest deckie to the saltiest captain is …

Rules of the Road: Relief supplies duty-free with condition

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers The devastating effects of Hurricane Dorian left many islands in the northern Bahamas obliterated. After successive …

Rules of the Road: No exceptions to limits on sulfur

Rules of the Road: Capt. Jake DesVergers There are lots of priorities in yachting: food, drinks, carpets, air conditioning, toys, cleaning supplies – the …

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Captain builds tender for users’ comfort

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Owner’s View: Effort in captain-owner interview pays off

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