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Diver assesses Bahamas reefs after hurricane

Story and photos by Kevin Davidson Some time has passed and our memories of Hurricane Dorian are perhaps fading away a bit. The scenes in the news of the damage…

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Yacht damages Simpson Bay bridge in St. Maarten

M/Y Ecstasea, a 282-foot Feadship, knocked off an observation platform on the Simpson Bay Bridge when entering into Simpson Bay Lagoon yesterday, according to a report by The Daily Herald…

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Foreign yachts now can charter in Australia

The Australian parliament passed legislation on Thursday to allow foreign-flagged superyachts to charter in Australian waters.  The Special Recreational Vessels Bill 2019 grants superyachts the use of a temporary coastal…

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St. Croix has new U.S. CBP port director

U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently appointed Rosetta Horsford-Stevens as port director for St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Horsford-Stevens has more than 20 years of law enforcement experience…

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Myanmar facilitates access for tourists, yachts

The Myanmar government has introduced regulations to make it easier for foreign tourists and superyachts to visit the country, according to Asia Pacific Superyachts.  As of Oct. 1, advance arrangement…

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Bahamas changes entry fee scale

Entry fees for the Bahamas will be changing in 2020, according to the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism website. Currently, all boaters entering the islands are required to pay the following…

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Majority of Bahamas not hit by Hurricane Dorian

By Dorie Cox Hurricane Dorian, a Category 5 storm, made international headlines for nearly two weeks after tearing across two major island areas in the north of the Bahamas. Even…

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NOAA installs new bridge clearance system on Delaware Memorial Bridge

NOAA recently installed a new sensor on the Delaware Memorial Bridge that helps ships navigate safely underneath. The Delaware Memorial Bridge connects Delaware and New Jersey. This new air gap…

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Monaco19: Canaries promote yacht visits

Tourism officials and marina executives from the Canary Islands were at the Monaco Yacht Show this week to promote a new cruising destination for superyachts in Lanzarote, the northern and…

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Yachts face new block for travel to Cuba

By Dorie Cox The U.S. Department of the Treasury on June 5 removed authorization for “group people-to-people” educational travel to Cuba, effectively halting recreational yacht and cruise ship travel to…

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