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40m S/Y My Song not salvageable

UPDATE:The 40m award-winning racing sloop My Song has been declared unsalvageable after falling off a cargo ship in the Med while in transit to defend its title in the Loro…

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Fire destroys new yacht at Italian marina

A new 120-foot (36.6m) motoryacht went up in flames early June 16 in Marina di Carrara, Italy, according to local news reports.  There were no injuries, as the captain was…

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Firefighters rescure worker on yacht in Dania marina

A worker at a marina on the Dania Cutt-off Canal had to be lowered in a rescue stretcher from the upper deck of a 100-foot yacht by firefighters after he…

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USCG revises radar renewal requirements

In a revision to its regulations for merchant mariner credentials, the U.S. Coast Guard has removed its requirements for refresher courses, in certain cases, when renewing a radar observer endorsement.…

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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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BVI’s Willy T can return to original anchorage

On July 1, the iconic Willy T floating restaurant and bar will be allowed to return to its original location anchored off The Bight near Norman Island, according to the…

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ROAM app makes customs reporting easier in Michigan

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is offering new options for clearance of private boats entering or returning to the U.S. in Michigan.  Four sites in the Eastern Upper Peninsula and…

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CPB pre-clearance hours extended in Ireland

U.S. customs pre-clearance at Shannon Airport in Ireland will now be possible from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. local time as of June 1, after the director of the U.S.…

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Power station fire on Bimini under investigation

UPDATE:Government, insurance and power company officials are investigating the cause of the fire that burned the power plant in North Bimini in The Bahamas last week. Electrical power was restored…

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Marine trade group helps create Florida’s first yacht apprenticeship program

The Fort Lauderdale-based Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) is working with the Florida Department of Education and Atlantic Technical College to establish the state’s first registered Yacht Service…

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