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On Course: USCG licensing process adapts to modern maritime industry

On Course: by Lisa Hoogerwerf Overing Opening the mysterious tube, postmarked “1943” and mailed from U.S. Coast Guard headquarters, was like opening a time …

On Course: A seafarer’s income is not tax-free

On Course: by Clive McCartney Tax season, wonderful.  Add that to the myriad rumors and the resultant press articles about immigration visas for crew coming …

On Course: Skills beyond certifications enhance career opportunities

On Course: by Clive McCartney Deadline time – how did I find myself in this position?  I am not a journalist, not a writer of any kind. I have …

On Course: Refits offer chance to expand skills

On Course: by Clive McCartney A quick check of Marine Traffic along the south fork of the New River shows that there are over 50 yachts in the various refit …

On Course: Invest time in newbies

On Course: by Clive McCartney Earlier this week I enjoyed one of those episodes that refreshes the mind and resets the attitude. Here at Bluewater we held an …

On Course: Charting a yachting career not a linear task

On Course: by Clive McCartney The dog-eared copy of the Oxford English Dictionary that sits on my bookshelf defines career as a “course through life, …

On Course: Don’t fall hostage to ransomware

On Course: by Jay Lasner It can look legit. An email from a management company that appears genuine, from someone we may know and work with, asking that an …

On Course: Training in ‘soft skills’ important for newer generations

On Course: by Kevin Petrovsky When we think about training crew, we immediately think about the technical areas of competence needed aboard ship – boat …

On Course: Captain and crew responsible for recording sea time

On Course: by Capt. Brian Luke Gaining and verifying sea time/service in the yachting industry is essential to all crew who are in yachting as a profession and …

On Course: Role more important than title in bridge ops

On Course: by Capt. Brian Luke Last month, I wrote about the idea that to facilitate safer yacht operations, it may be important for the captain to become more …

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Acrew announces 2019 Crew Award finalists

Acrew announces 2019 Crew Award finalists

Finalists for Acrew’s 2nd annual Crew Awards have been announced. The finalists will be presented to an independent and anonymous panel …

News in the brokerage fleet: Alia project sells; Admiral new builds listed

News in the brokerage fleet: Alia project sells; Admiral new builds listed

Yachts sold Project Al Waab II, a 180-foot (55m) new build from Alia Yachts designed by Vripack, with delivery scheduled for summer …

Crew Compass: Working for liveaboards a seismic shift from charter life

Crew Compass: Working for liveaboards a seismic shift from charter life

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon People always ask me what it’s like to work on yachts? You must have some good stories, they say. …

Port state CIC inspections this fall to focus on emergency systems

Port state CIC inspections this fall to focus on emergency systems

The Paris and Tokyo MoUs on port state control will conduct a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on vessel emergency systems and …

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