Write To Be Heard

Watch standing should be just that

You served up another very good article [“Yes, crew do know how to stand watch,” page C1, May 2013]; I do hope it’s closely read by your young and aspiring…

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Write to be heard responses to Yacht Path article

Delays cost captains, too I was not surprised in the least to read your story regarding YachtPath’s shortcomings [“Yacht Path doesn’t pay; yachts arrested,” page A1, April issue]. I had…

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Medical rules can be a hurdle to a mariner license

Last May, Capt. Renee Hobart sent in her Merchant Mariner Credential Medical Evaluation Report to renew her U.S. license. In her application, she missed something. “I had accidentally left a…

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Write to be heard: Random drug testing works

It’s great to see that The Triton is putting out a survey on drugs onboard yachts, especially now, with some of the main insurance underwriters asking concerned questions on this…

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Low turnout at captains briefing

I was one of the lucky few who attended the U.S. Superyacht Association’s Captain’s Briefing at Isle de Sol in Sint Maarten on Jan. 16-17. Topics covered included weapons on…

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Write to be heard: Readers comment

Telling us to lie to authorities not the best idea In your story “Cruising in Mexico may surprise yachts,” [page B1, February issue], I take exception to this paragraph:“If they…

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Write to be heard: Boardings take all shapes

In reference to your recent captains lunch conversation about boardings [From the Bridge: “Boardings range from normal to nerve-racking,” page A1, January issue], if I may, I’d like to be…

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Megayacht captains: share your knowledge

As a tutor of RYA/MCA courses and for other commercial certificates, I am getting to the point of not being surprised when, at the beginning of a course, I ask…

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Write to be heard: Reader weighs in on germs

I was sitting in my favorite chair one evening in September reading the current issue of The Triton. As I read the various articles, one jumped up and hit me…

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Natita captain: Crew rotation is the only schedule that makes sense

Capt. Charles Dugas-Standish has worked 25 years to land the gig he has now on M/Y Natita.  Sure, it’s a beautiful 217-foot (66m) superyacht, and a captain isn’t likely to…

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