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Passenger killed by rogue wave on Viking cruise ship while sailing The Drake Passage

The 665-foot long Viking Polaris was hit by a rogue wave while sailing The Drake Passage, killing a passenger and injuring four more.

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Charter yacht catches fire in Miami

A charter yacht in Miami caught fire on Friday, Oct. 28.

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Teak Critique: Maintenance techniques depend on priorities

How to treat teak decking depends on the owner's preference between the short-lived beauty of a golden color or the dull gray advantage of longevity.

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Russian-owned yachts stuck in muddied legal waters

What can and will happen to oligarch-owned vessels is open to interpretation and likely to have far-reaching consequences.

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New Portable Extinguisher Stops Lithium Battery Fires

Sea-Fire Marine offers a cost-effective lithium battery fire suppression solution with a new line of portable extinguishers through its affiliated company LiCELL™

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New TAIC Report on Cargo Ship Kota Bahagia Fire

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has published its final report on the response to a seven-day fire on board the cargo ship Kota Bahagia just before Christmas 2020. The Commission has reiterated…

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Underwriters at the helm

When yacht owners shop around for insurance, they are faced with very high premiums and loss deductibles from underwriters who limit cruising grounds based on their risk assessment. In some cases, yacht insurance premiums have risen by at least 43 percent from 2021 to 2022.

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Greener Cleaners: A healthier, safer way to scrub, shine and sanitize

Avoid health risks and damage to the ecosystem with these natural, DIY cleaning solutions. There’s an easy way to avoid the health risks and damage to the ecosystem caused by…

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Refit Paperwork: Sign here — but first, read it!

The importance of deciphering yard contracts and insurance policies cannot be overstated.

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Refit Etiquette for Contractors

Whether contractors get the next job may depend on how their workers conduct themselves on board.

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