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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: New rules for 2021

As we say goodbye to 2020 with a hard shove out the door, we welcome in the New Year and look ahead to what awaits us in the world of maritime regulations. …

Rules of the Road: Who needs LRIT?

As we continue to push through the worldwide pandemic, the desire for recreation and vacation away from the masses has increased exponentially. In the past few …

Rules of the Road: New rule requires inventory of hazardous materials onboard

With the continued push for more environmentally friendly approaches across all industries, let’s revisit and update an existing topic: ship recycling. This …

Rules of the Road: More to choosing flag than its color

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers Registration of a yacht is an important function toward the overall safety and security of maritime transport. …

Rules of the Road: Don’t double-down MOB rescue

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake Desvergers It is summertime here in the northern hemisphere. With the exception of a high humidity, scorching heat in Florida, …

Rules of the Road: How do I get home?

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers As the world slowly reopens from the pandemic shutdown, a large number of crew sailing on both merchant ships and …

Rules of the Road: Know what to do 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 …

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