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No dredging at Jax port

A committee of the U.S. House of Representatives killed a plan to dredge Jacksonville’s port for Panamax ships. The north Florida port has a 40-foot …

Restoration projects chosen

A year after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the U.S. East Coast, the United States has pledged $162 million in 45 projects to restore marshes, wetlands and beaches, …

Study: coral reefs adapt

Coral reefs may be able to adapt to moderate climate warming, improving their chance of surviving through the end of this century, if there are large …

Measure risk before hiring dayworkers

A couple months ago, captains assembled at our monthly From the Bridge luncheon talked about dayworkers. In the room, they exchanged tips and what appeared to …

Smoking, age, nationality top the list of hiring criteria

When we asked about issues of concern last month, one of the items yacht captains and crew said they deal with in their careers is discrimination, so we …

Captains called to support code of ethics

Once upon a time, there was a captain who was offered 2.5 percent of the cost of a new build if he convinced his boss to use a certain shipyard. After talking …

New laws make crew insurance issues

There’s a lot going on that impacts yacht owners, captains and crew with respect to health insurance. There’s the MLC 2006, which addresses …

Mariner alert of debris field off Ft. Lauderdale

Mariners are requested to report any wreckage and avoid debris field as a result of plane crash approximately two miles northeast of Fort Lauderdale …

METS adds 18th country pavilion

METS, the Marine Equipment Trade Show taking place this week, has added three new country pavilions this year: China, Slovenia and South Korea. This makes a …

Fire sinks Nordhavn

The 76-foot (23m) Nordhavn M/Y Kahu caught fire while at East Cowes Marina on the Isle of Wight on Nov. 6. Firefighters battled the blaze for 10 hours before …

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Owner’s View: The essence of command

Owner’s View: The essence of command

Owner’s View: by Melvyn Miller The hardest thing to teach new managers is that the essence of management is to convince or coerce …

Veteran captain joins Derecktor Fort Pierce

Veteran captain joins Derecktor Fort Pierce

UPDATED Capt. Glen Allen, who spent the past 13 years with Fleet Miami, has taken a position as sales manager with Derecktor Fort …

Detroit firm acquires Luke Brown

Detroit, Michigan-based KAM Yacht Sales has acquired Fort Lauderdale-based brokerage firm Luke Brown Yachts. Founded in 2006, KAM Yacht …

Fort Lauderdale broker launches firm, acquires Neptune

Fort Lauderdale broker launches firm, acquires Neptune

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