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Engineer’s Angle: Rush of repairs courts disaster

Engineer’s Angle: JD Anson Many times during repairs, engineers are rushed to complete the task and get the system running again. Unfortunately, this means that often safety systems and protections…

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Sea Sick: If someone is impaled, don’t pull out the object

Sea Sick: by Keith Murray Many of you reading this column  who are over the age of 50 may remember the 1969 Jerry Lewis movie “Hook, Line and Sinker” in…

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MIBS20: Thrusters help wakeboard boats maneuver

The Yacht Group has partnered with the Miami International Boat Show to create The Wakeboard Experience Center, a lounge for wakeboard and sport yacht enthusiasts to meet and talk about…

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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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Rules of the Road: Trackers play crucial role in emergencies

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers During a recent accident investigation, a vessel was lost at sea in poor weather conditions. Thankfully, no one was injured in the…

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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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Iridium announces partners for new GMDSS service

As part of an initiative to provide global maritime distress and safety system (GMDSS) services to mariners in the first half of 2020, Iridium recently announced its launch partners –…

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Rules of the Road: STCW sets baseline in training

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers It is a term that we constantly hear and read: STCW. Everyone from the greenest deckie to the saltiest captain is affected…

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Delta ‘T’ debuts Euro-style axial replacement fan

Delta “T” Systems’ new Euro-style axial replacement fan helps mariners manage the typical paperwork and lead times associated with the job, while providing high performance and build quality, according to…

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