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Rules of the Road: Some vessels fly fraudulent flags

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake Desvergers Many ships at sea today fly fraudulent flags. Some flag states do not seem particularly bothered that their national flags are being…

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Manager offers voyage planning tips not to forget

The yacht managers at Dayboard Maritime of South Florida offered some tips for captains and vessel operators preparing to move as some countries appear poised to begin loosening travel restrictions.…

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Top Shelf: Pig roast tops off trip to Papua New Guinea

Top Shelf: by Chef Tim MacDonald “Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip, that started from this tropic port aboard this tiny…

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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 and exchange real-time crisis, port and governmental restrictions…

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Sea Sick: Quick action required when COVID-19 comes on board

Sea Sick: by Keith Murray Today, as I am writing this, the experts are still learning about the coronavirus. In this column I am going to point out what is…

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Rules of the Road: Bareboat charters must meet strict U.S. criteria

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers In the southeastern United States, the U.S. Coast Guard continues to implement an aggressive program to eliminate illegal charters. During the past…

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Secure at Sea: ‘Swim buddy’ keeps crew safe

Secure@Sea: by Corey D. Ranslem “Swim buddy” is a term that still rattles around in my brain. It was a term we used a lot while I was in the…

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Engineer’s Angle: Engine room checks not just for engineers

Engineer’s Angle: by JD Anson Yachts are lovely examples of craftsmanship and luxury. They are also, frankly, slow. Thus, a trip that would take but a few hours in the…

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Weather service available with limited internet

Weather Routing Inc., a marine meteorological consulting firm based in Glen Falls, New York, recently launched OnBoard, a software program that allows clients with limited bandwidth and connectivity to view…

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Sea Science: Sound on the water affected by temperature, molecular density

Sea Science: by Jordanna Sheermohamed Before the invention of GPS, radio or radar, maritime navigation depended on different means of communication to relay messages between vessels. To compensate during times…

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