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Website reports status of Abaco businesses, services

AbacoUp.com has been launched to help connect Abaco residents, visitors and customers with open and operating businesses and service providers in the northern Abaco Islands. The new website is expected…

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Singapore show postponed over coronavirus

The Singapore Yacht Show 2020, scheduled for March 19-22, has been postponed until October because of the coronavirus epidemic.  Andy Treadwell, CEO and founder of the show, posted the following…

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Report shows yacht charter growth in Balearics

According to an annual report on the charter market by the Spanish yacht association AEGY (Asociación Española de Grandes Yates), the number of yachts over 65 feet (20m) registered to…

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Master convicted for delayed report of engine failure

The master of tanker Asphalt Spirit was fined 3,000 Australian dollars after failing to immediately report a main engine breakdown that left the vessel adrift off Queensland last year.  According…

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National Maritime Center to end walk-in exams

The National Maritime Center has announced that it will no longer offer walk-in exam services at its Regional Examination Centers. Beginning April 6, all exams must be scheduled at least…

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USCG establishes Super Bowl security zone in Biscayne Bay

The U.S. Coast Guard has partnered with federal, state and local security and law enforcement agencies to establish a marine security zone in connection with Super Bowl-related events in Miami…

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Yacht fires light up crew training, awareness

By Dorie Cox November saw motoryachts Lohengrin, a 161-foot Trinity, and M/Y Reflection, a 107-foot Christensen, go up in flames in a shipyard in Fort Lauderdale. It was one of…

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Iridium authorized to provide GMDSS service

Iridium is now the second mobile satellite system to be officially approved as a Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) service provider. The International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO) presented…

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Numarine sells five XP units

Numarine, a shipyard in Istanbul that builds yachts to 147 feet (45m), has announced five sales of its XP series: hull Nos. 7, 8, 9 and 10 of the 26XP…

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M/Y Anodyne refit at a standstill at Derecktor

By Lucy Chabot Reed Work on M/Y Anodyne — a massive refit of a small-ish yacht designed to make it bigger — was halted on Aug. 13. Rumors have swirled…

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