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New system helps manage documents

Melbourne-based maritime software company Ocean Time Marine has added a vessel content management system to its suite of safety management tools. Dashboard helps captains and crew store and monitor vessel…

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Protect skin from ever-present mate, the sun

By Dora Salazar For most people, nothing looks better than a sunny day. All of a sudden, the world seems to be more beautiful and outdoor activities start to flash…

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U.S crew face higher premiums, penalties as Obamacare matures

By Maria Karlsson The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, nicknamed Obamacare, went into effect on Jan. 1, 2014. The law was designed to allow U.S. citizens (even individuals with…

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Guidelines help navigate new French rules for commercial yachts

By Thibault Hermant, operations manager of SOS Yachting France and Penny Hammond-Smith, marketing and communications manager of SOS Yachting France. SOS Yachting France has created guidelines to help commercial yachts…

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Remove and store high-value items during refit, sale

Preparing a yacht for refit or sale requires the owner, captain and crew to think about protecting every part of the vessel and its contents. Putting a plan together in…

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ISS names design finalists

The International Superyacht Society has announced the finalists for its 25th annual ISS Design Awards. Winners will be announced at a gala on Nov. 4, the evening before the Fort…

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Handle stress as you do bad weather: adjust your sails

Prevention is, as in other aspects of seamanship, better than the cure. — Sir Robin Knox Johnson As a doctor of Eastern medicine and acupuncture, I have seen many captains…

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Charleston to be deepest East Coast harbor

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has given its final substantive approval for the deepening of South Carolina’s Charleston harbor to accommodate post-Panamax container ships. The harbor channel is to…

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China builds airstrip on reef

China is building a third airstrip in contested territory in the South China Sea, according to a story by Reuters news service. Satellite photographs show a rectangular area 3,280 yards…

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Olympic dockage available

Brazil Yacht Services has entered into an exclusive agreement with Pier Maua to provide dedicated dockage for yachts at its facilities in downtown Rio de Janeiro for next summer’s Olympic…

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