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Rules of the Road: Some vessels fly fraudulent flags

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake Desvergers Many ships at sea today fly fraudulent flags. Some flag states do not seem particularly bothered that their national flags are being…

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Secure at Sea: Is your vessel ready for IMO’s Cyber Security compliance?

Secure@Sea: by Corey D. Ranslem Cyber security threats continue to be one of the top threats facing governments, businesses, and private individuals around the globe with attacks increasing exponentially on…

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Rules of the Road: To terminate, yacht owners must follow SEA

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers We’re going through some tough times. At the writing of this article, the estimated peak surge for the coronavirus pandemic in the…

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Sea Science: Hurricanes, typhoons, cyclones have differing intensity scales

Sea Science: by Jordanna Sheermohamed Tropical cyclone is, by definition, a universal label for a system originating over tropical waters of clouds and thunderstorms that exhibit a closed circulation in…

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Secure at Sea: Remote destinations call for a security plan

Secure@Sea: by Corey D. Ranslem Yachts have an ability unlike almost any other type of vessel in the world to visit some of the most remote and breathtaking locations in…

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Rules of the Road: CBD no excuse for mariners who fail THC test

In early February, the U.S. Coast Guard issued a Marine Safety Advisory regarding the use of hemp plant products. The advisory was issued to ensure that mariners, employers and associated…

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From the Bridge: Yacht owner trip cancellations mean work, not rest

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From the Bridge: by Dorie Cox Each month a group of yacht captains gathers with The Triton for a private conversation about an industry issue. They speak freely on concerns…

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Sea Science: Upgrades offer better forecasts

Sea Science: by Jordanna Sheermohamed Weather forecast models have become much more sophisticated as computing processing power has increased. It stands to reason that a better forecast means more accurate…

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Secure at Sea: Coronavirus poses security risk to yachts

Secure@Sea: by Corey D. Ranslem It isn’t typical for a security columnist to write about the outbreak of a virus or disease. However, this column is called Secure@Sea, and understanding…

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Rules of the Road: Bareboat charters must meet strict U.S. criteria

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers In the southeastern United States, the U.S. Coast Guard continues to implement an aggressive program to eliminate illegal charters. During the past…

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