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Winter work on Erie Canal stopped

The New York State Canal System may not be ready to open on May 15. The Canal Corporation’s parent agency, New York Power Authority (NYPA), ordered a work …

NOAA teams with Vulcan to explore, map deep ocean

The U.S.’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has forged a formal agreement with Vulcan, the company created by the late Microsoft …

Attacks in Gulf of Mexico prompt maritime alert

The U.S. Coast Guard has issued a maritime alert (No. 2020-004A) to warn mariners of a threat reported in the vicinity of Ciudad Del Carmen and Dos Bocas, …

Free seminars for crew begin

Acrew will host eight free webinars through May 4 to help crew survive the COVID-19 lockdown and learn new skills. Some topics include using remote …

Bahamas releases COVID-related yacht protocols

The government of The Bahamas has released official COVID-19-related protocols for all boats in the waters of The Bahamas. The protocols apply to “all boats, …

Fort Lauderdale requires face covering

Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis issued an Emergency Declaration today requiring people to wear a face covering in the city of Fort Lauderdale when inside …

New WhatsApp group launched for yacht captains dealing with COVID-19

San Diego-based YachtAid Global, in cooperation with AYSS Superyacht Global Network, has created a WhatsApp chat group called COVID-19 Superyachts to provide …

Report: Expect four major hurricanes this season

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, is expected to generate 16 storms, eight of which will be hurricanes. Four of those are …

Yacht captains share what COVID-19 has done to their world

By Dorie Cox and Lucy Chabot Reed As information changes quickly for yacht crew in a COVID-19-pandemic world, The Triton reached out to hear from the captains …

ACR offers package MOB system

Fort Lauderdale-based ACR Electronics now offers the AISLink CB2 AIS package, which combines its most technically advanced AIS products – a CB2 transponder …

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By Lucy Chabot Reed Capt. Alan Bradley Shepherd died Aug. 15 of lung cancer. He was 50. In yachting more than 25 years, Capt. …

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Triton’s new Captains Council draws high marks

Publisher’s Point: by Lucy Chabot Reed Since COVID-19 set in, we have been unable to host our regular monthly in-person networking …

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