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Rules of the Road

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: Inspect safety gear often

Rules of the Road by Capt. Jake DesVergers While safety equipment is critical for any yacht, we always hope it never needs to be used. Nevertheless, it is the …

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 …

Rules of the Road: Several new maritime regulations affect yachts in 2018

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake Desvergers As we say goodbye to 2017 and welcome in the New Year, we look ahead to what awaits us in the world of maritime …

Rules of the Road: U.S. Navy collisions at sea have lessons for yacht crew

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers In November the U.S. Navy released several reports detailing the events and actions that led to two ship …

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Hurricane Florence drenches North Carolina

Hurricane Florence drenches North Carolina

Sept. 18, 11 a.m. North Carolina and parts of South Carolina continue to face rain and flooding after Hurricane Florence as the …

Yacht Deckhand Sinead McNamara dies in Greece

Yacht Deckhand Sinead McNamara dies in Greece

Updated report on Sept. 11, 2018: The family of Deckhand Sinead McNamara has hired an attorney to investigate her death on Aug. 31 on …

New, larger docks open at LMC

New, larger docks open at LMC

By Dorie Cox The first of about 35 new large yacht dock spaces are installed in the west dock area at Lauderdale Marine Center (LMC). …

Triton Networking Sept. 19 with Alexseal

Triton Networking Sept. 19 with Alexseal

Join us for Triton Networking on the third Wednesday in September (Sept. 19) with Alexseal Yacht Coatings. With U.S. operations based in …

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