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Still a hurricane, Dorian begins move toward US coast

By Dorie Cox UPDATE Sept. 3 at 5:30 p.m. The Port of Miami, Miami River, and Port Everglades are safe for marine traffic and operations and the Captain of the…

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Hurricane Dorian’s slow crawl halts communication with Bahamas

By Dorie Cox UPDATE Sept. 3 Communication with employees in the Bahamas has declined during slow-moving Hurricane Dorian, according to Michael Kelly, president and CEO at Bradford Marine. Staff in…

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The Virgin Islands weather Hurricane Dorian

By Carol Bareuther Four days prior to Dorian blowing over the U.S. Virgin Islands, the soon-to-be Category 1 hurricane was barely a blip on the weather radar. Two days out,…

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Three yachts lost in NDSQ shipyard fire

A building at Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar (NDSQ) just north of Doha burned and collapsed on three motoryachts on Aug. 11, according to sources known to The Triton. No injuries…

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Rules of the Road: USCG alert urges review of MOB procedure

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers In May, the Inspections and Compliance Directorate of the U.S. Coast Guard issued a Marine Safety Alert. The bulletin, titled “Man Overboard!…

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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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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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Engineer’s Angle: The ABCs of PLCs; It’s not witchcraft

Engineer’s Angle: by JD Anson As yacht builders strive to differentiate themselves, the boats are becoming more complex. Increasingly, push-button computer interfaces are being installed to operate everything from starting…

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Rules of the Road: Prevalence of remote surveys prompts guidelines

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers Inspections and surveys on board a yacht are commonplace. These include visits by the flag administration, the classification society, insurance, and port…

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