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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 and even cosmetology. Having a…

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Sea Science: Roll clouds can be 600 miles long

Sea Science: by Jordanna Sheermohamed Turning toward the sky, one can’t help but become mesmerized by the beauty and movement of the different clouds that flow across the atmosphere. One…

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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…

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Sea Science: Weather lore jibes with modern science

Sea Science: by Jordanna Sheermohamed Before the invention and integration of high-tech weather instruments such as satellites, radar, and computer models, individuals often used environmental observations to determine impending weather. At…

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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 collisions this year in the…

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Rules of the Road: Commercial or private, that is the question

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake Desvergers As we push through another busy boat show season, we must acknowledge that this industry of ours, focused solely on the pursuit…

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Sea Science: The real deal behind ‘daylight saving time’

Sea Science: by Jordanna Sheermohamed “Spring forward; fall back.” It’s a mnemonic phrase to help us remember which way to reset our household clocks: an hour ahead in the spring, at…

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Sea Science: Weather sets calendar for ‘yachting season’

Sea Science: by Jordanna Sheermohamed Weather conditions are generally what determine “yachting season” in various destinations around the world. Most voyages are seeking moderately warm breezes, long days and pleasant…

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Rules of the Road: Tricky tonnage measurement not about weight

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake Desvergers Tonnage is an important topic in the maritime and yachting industry. Tonnage forms the basis for numerous items, including safety regulations, manning…

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Rules of the Road: New guidelines for ship energy efficiency management plan

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers There are about 70,000 ships engaged in international trade, and this unique industry carries 90 percent of the world’s economic transactions. Sea…

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