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CPB pre-clearance hours extended in Ireland

U.S. customs pre-clearance at Shannon Airport in Ireland will now be possible from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. local time as of June 1, after the director of the U.S.…

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Power station fire on Bimini under investigation

UPDATE:Government, insurance and power company officials are investigating the cause of the fire that burned the power plant in North Bimini in The Bahamas last week. Electrical power was restored…

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New guide available for Great Barrier Reef

A new guide on the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in Australia is available for superyachts cruising to the Whitsundays. The guide offers information about superyacht use in the Great…

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BWA opens office in Gib

Global yacht services provider BWA Yachting has recently opened an office in Gibraltar. The company has operated there through sub-agents for 10 years. “It took us some time to identify…

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Great crew planning, innovations boost Southern Hemisphere adventure

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By Dorie Cox The nautical charts show the glacier is “just around the corner.” So Capt. Jason Halvorsen steers the 141-foot steel hull slowly through “a ton of ice” in…

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Dorothea crew explore Southern Hemisphere, too

Underway in the Southern Hemisphere are the crew on M/Y Dorothea III. Regular duties fill the day as well as logisitics for provisioning and loading of shipments. The crew also…

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U.S. Virgin Islands gets new CBP port director

Todd Bellew has been appointed U.S. Customs and Border Protection port director for the U.S. Virgin Islands, according to a recent agency news release. Bellew, who began his career with…

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New marinas, yard in Montenegro

Yacht agent Raki Dragovic of DRM Maritime Services in Montenegro (www.drmaritime.com) shared this information for yachts traveling to the region this summer. “For now there are no new rules or…

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New flights, TV exposure, Cup highlight Tahiti

’La ora na and maeva. That’s the Tahitian way of saying “hello” and “welcome.” And with twice as many megayachts expected to visit the idyllic Society Islands before, during and…

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Solomon Islands offer solitude, beauty, best diving

Story and photos by Kevin Davidson “Wow, that’s a beautiful boat. Are you the owner?” I hear that a lot from folks who stroll along the marina pier. It’s nice…

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