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‘Feels like’ heat index nothing to take lightly

Sea Science: by Jordanna Sheermohamed  As we leave summer behind and prepare to embrace the cooler winter temps, lingering moisture is quick to remind us who really calls the shots…

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Motoryacht Loon arrives at Marsh Harbour after Hurricane Dorian

By Dorie Cox UPDATE: Thurs. Sept. 5Capt. Paul Clarke shared a drone photo from yesterday afternoon. The image shows M/Y Loon from high above, alone in the bright blue waters…

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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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Yacht D’Anglaterre burns in Mallorca

M/Y D’Anglaterre burned in the waters off Mallorca, Spain, on the afternoon of Aug. 24, according to multiple media reports. Several online videos show a large plume of black smoke.…

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Rules of the Road: Qualship 21 rewards PSC-compliant yachts

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers Sovereign and other self-governing nations have the right to control any activities within their own borders, including those of visiting yachts. Authority…

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Ships fined for speeding through whale zone in Canada

Two cargo ships in the Gulf of St. Lawrence were each issued a $7,800 fine on July 26 for allegedly breaking speed limits intended to protect endangered whales, according to…

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NOAA website address update required for NOAA ENC viewers

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration office has updated  hardware and software that affects Electronic Navigational Chart (ENC) coverage for U.S. coastal waters and the Great Lakes as of July…

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Crew Compass: Crew can curb ocean pollution

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what it is that defines my love for the ocean, but there are several factors that are undeniable. The sound…

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Friends remember Capt. Joshua Wattula of M/Y ForaPlay

By Dorie Cox Capt. Joshua Wattula had recently accomplished one of his goals: to be master of a yacht. He had recently been hired as captain on M/Y ForaPlay, a…

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An unexpected visitor to a yard not yet opened

By Tom Serio The ink had barely dried on Derecktor Shipyards’ agreement to develop industrial waterfront in Ft. Pierce into a megayacht refit shipyard when it had its first visitor.…

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