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From the Bridge: More culture than stuff that creates home onboard

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From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox Individual comments are not attributed to encourage candid discussion; attending captains are identified in the accompanying photograph. Captains who make their living running someone else’s…

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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…

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Secure at Sea: Cybersecurity laws lacking when it comes to yachts

Secure at Sea: by Corey Ranslem It is hard to realistically determine the number of cyberattacks that take place within a given time period. Many cyber experts believe the maritime industry…

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Hacker hijacks email, steals $100,000 charter deposit

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By Dorie Cox A client who enjoyed his previous Mediterranean charter wanted to do it again. He had the captain’s phone number and called to book the 50m-plus yacht. To…

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Secure at Sea: VSAT attacks, crypto-jacking expand hackers’ arsenal

Secure at Sea: by Corey Ranslem “The British are coming! The British are coming!” was the famous cry of Paul Revere on his midnight ride to alert the American colonial…

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From the Bridge: Social media seems like a joke until it’s about you

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From the Bridge: by Editor Dorie Cox Word of a yacht on the rocks spread quickly on social media when a photo of it was posted in June. Hundreds of…

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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. Here is a summary of the major topics…

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Secure at Sea: The growing pains of cyber-security

Secure @ Sea: by Corey Ranslem When I heard about it, I was amazed but not surprised. The high-roller database at a major casino recently had been completely compromised. The…

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From the Bridge: Down with salaries, experience; up with regulations, connection

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Individual comments are not attributed to encourage candid discussion; attending captains are identified in the accompanying photograph. Captains who make their living running someone else’s yacht are welcome to join in…

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Sea Science: Hurricane supplies don’t have to be costly

Sea Science: by Jordanna Sheermohamed With the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season upon us, many are still reeling and rebuilding from the effects of the 2017 season. Last season began early,…

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