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Rules of the Road: Retain records to show fuel oil complies with ECA regulations

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake Desvergers Longtime sufferers of this column may recall this topic being discussed back in early 2012.  At that time, the …

Rules of the Road: A review of taxes that apply to Florida boat sales

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake Desvergers It’s that time of year again: boat show season. Events at Cannes, Genoa and Monaco previewed the strong sentiment …

Rules of the Road: NZ changes yacht safety rules in wake of fatal sailing mishap

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake Desvergers The New Zealand Maritime Safety Authority, commonly known as Maritime NZ, recently announced major changes to …

Rules of the Road: Obtaining DoS not always clear-cut for yachts

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers Most tasks involving two or more parties are less difficult if each party understands what the others are going to …

Rules of the Road: USCG aims to curb illegal charters

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers In a recent action by the U.S. Coast Guard in Miami, the voyage of a 65-foot yacht was terminated after the vessel …

Rules of the Road: IMO talks satellite providers, autonomous ships, Polar Code

The world’s primary regulatory body for maritime regulations, the International Maritime Organization, had a full agenda at its semi-annual meeting in May. …

Rules of the Road: Prepare to be boarded this season

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: Ship recycling rule applies to yachts, too

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers With the renewed push for more environmentally friendly approaches in yachting, this month’s column will revisit …

Rules of the Road: Time to replace halon systems

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake Desvergers Every vessel on the water, from the smallest runabout to the largest tanker, has some type of fire-extinguishing …

Rules of the Road: ‘Paper license’ ploy does not satisfy manning requirements

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake Desvergers The use of licensed workers is required in many industries, from medicine and engineering to construction, teaching …

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Triton networks with Maritime Marine

Triton networks with Maritime Marine

More than 220 yacht captains, crew and industry folks joined us for Triton Networking with Maritime Marine on the first Wednesday in …

Captain sentenced to three years in guest death

Update Dec. 4 Captain sentenced in guest death in propeller accident A yacht captain was sentenced to nearly three years in prison in …

Rules of the Road: Retain records to show fuel oil complies with ECA regulations

Rules of the Road: Retain records to show fuel oil complies with ECA regulations

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake Desvergers Longtime sufferers of this column may recall this topic being discussed back in early 2012. …

Engr. Craig Siedelhofer dies of liver cancer at 47

Engr. Craig Siedelhofer dies of liver cancer at 47

By Dorie Cox Engr. Craig Siedelhofer died Nov. 17 of liver cancer in Roanoke, Virginia. He most recently worked as relief engineer on …

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