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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 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 …

Rules of the Road: Tend to life rafts as if your life depended on it

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers Safety equipment on board a yacht is like auto insurance. You want to have plenty of it, the best available, but …

Rules of the Road: Qualship 21 rewards PSC-compliant yachts

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers Sovereign and other self-governing nations have the right to control any activities within their own borders, …

Rules of the Road: USCG alert urges review of MOB procedure

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers In May, the Inspections and Compliance Directorate of the U.S. Coast Guard issued a Marine Safety Alert. The …

Rules of the Road: Spike in enclosed-space deaths prompts warning

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers Many workplaces contain spaces that are considered to be “confined.” This is because their configurations …

Rules of the Road: Prevalence of remote surveys prompts guidelines

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers Inspections and surveys on board a yacht are commonplace. These include visits by the flag administration, the …

Rules of the Road: IMO revises radio equipment, polar ops

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers The International Maritime Organization is a United Nation’s agency  assigned duties to ensure international …

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Military exercises to affect GPS signals

Military exercises to affect GPS signals

GPS reception may be unavailable or unreliable over a large portion of the Southeastern U.S. and the Caribbean during offshore military …

Diver assesses Bahamas reefs after hurricane

Diver assesses Bahamas reefs after hurricane

Story and photos by Kevin Davidson Some time has passed and our memories of Hurricane Dorian are perhaps fading away a bit. The scenes …

Triton networks with Culinary Convenience

Triton networks with Culinary Convenience

More than 250 yacht captains, crew and industry professionals gathered for our first Triton Networking of 2020 at Culinary Convenience, a …

PWC driver hospitalized after being hit by boat in St. Barts

PWC driver hospitalized after being hit by boat in St. Barts

By Dorie Cox A man was seriously injured when the personal watercraft he was driving was hit by a boat in St. Barts on Dec. 30. …

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