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New Zealand council may tax yachts that anchor out

A proposal before the Auckland Council in New Zealand seeks a fee for foreign yachts that anchor in the area, according to a report in the New Zealand Herald. …

USCG shuts down illegal charter

The U.S. Coast Guard ended the voyage of a vessel in Miami on Monday for violating passenger laws and regulations. The 64-foot M/Y Cary On, carrying 13 …

Captain sentenced to three years in guest death

Update Dec. 4 Captain sentenced in guest death in propeller accident A yacht captain was sentenced to nearly three years in prison in the death of a …

ILO to give seafarers monthly pay raise in 2019

A subcommittee of the International Labor Organization will recommend that the minimum monthly basic wage of able seafarers raise from $614 to $618 as of July …

Cruise ship captain fined for burning high sulfur fuel

A French court has fined a U.S. cruise ship captain €100,000 for breaking European Union pollution laws after the ship was found to be burning bunker fuel …

Great Lakes lock upgrade to begin

Plans to build another lock in the Great Lakes capable of handling the largest shipping vessels will proceed now that $32 million has been allocated for the …

Crew rescued after sailboat dismasted in storm

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued the four-member crew of a sailboat that was dismasted in a storm Monday night more than 100 miles off Cape Lookout, North …

New NOAA system facilitates contact

ASSIST, a new system launched by NOAA this month, makes it easier to submit questions or report nautical chart errors to NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey. …

Hasty departure, vessel screen brightness contributed to yacht crashed

A 35-year-old captain was found to be at fault after a 62-foot luxury yacht slammed into a navigational buoy and sank off the coast of Jersey in November 2017, …

New path for U.S. flag registry underway for large yachts

By Dorie Cox While a recent amendment to a U.S. law recognizing that a private yacht can be well over 300 GT may be good news to American owners of today’s …

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Colors, carvings and curves worth the challenge in Papua New Guinea

Colors, carvings and curves worth the challenge in Papua New Guinea

Story and photos by Kevin Davidson Headhunters, warriors, spears, bows and arrows – ready for something different? Then join me on a …

Top Shelf: In charter season, a helper worth her weight in cake

Top Shelf: In charter season, a helper worth her weight in cake

Top Shelf: by Chef Tim McDonald Ask any sole charter chef what they want most for Christmas and I’ll bet you, sure as nuts, they will …

Sea Sick: Save severed finger with correct response

Sea Sick: Save severed finger with correct response

Sea Sick: by Keith Murray While working on a boat, there are many opportunities to lose a finger or two. Think hatches, winches, ropes, …

Triton networks with Maritime Marine

Triton networks with Maritime Marine

More than 220 yacht captains, crew and industry folks joined us for Triton Networking with Maritime Marine on the first Wednesday in …

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