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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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Drew Cooney, Lauderdale Propeller Service owner, dies

By Dorie Cox Longtime Lauderdale Propeller Service owner and president Drew Cooney died on Feb. 7 “after a very long three-year battle with cancer,” according to his sons. He was…

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Longtime Derecktor parts manager Richard ‘Dickie’ Doolin dies

By Dorie Cox Richard Doolin, known as Dickie, the former parts manager at Derecktor Dania, died on Jan. 29. He had been a familiar face at the yard during his…

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Sea Sick: It’s annual checkup time for first-aid kits

Sea Sick: by Keith Murray It’s that time of year again. Time to buy a new calendar, make New Year’s resolutions and go through your first-aid medical kit. The first…

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Secure at Sea: Yachts off Mexico need plan for piracy

Secure@Sea: by Corey D. Ranslem Piracy off the Gulf Coast of Mexico has been prevalent for several years. Pirates in this region are typically organized gangs that specifically target the…

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Sea Science: Instruments crucial in plotting safe course

Sea Science: by Jordanna Sheermohamed In a land-loving lifestyle, an increasing dependency on the incessant beeps and boops of technologically driven weather forecasts is a given. Text alerts of incoming…

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Secure at Sea: Navigate high-risk areas safely with accurate intel in real time

Secure@Sea: by Corey D. Ranslem The world is amazingly dynamic, and an ever-changing maritime security situation can sometimes cause major interruptions to the best organized plans. I have worked in…

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Sea Science: Wind patterns blow with local flair, but their science is universal

Sea Science: by Jordanna Sheermohamed While there are the large-scale global winds that circumnavigate the Earth, there are seasonal and geographically influenced wind patterns that happen on smaller scales too.…

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3D-printed boat team to open boat builders conference

This year’s Maine Built Boats Global Outreach Conference will feature the team behind 3DIRIGO, reportedly the world’s largest 3D-printed boat, according to a press release from Maine Built Boats, the…

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Take It In: A few spoonfuls of olive oil a day can help to keep disease away

Take It In: by Carol Bareuther Fats were a four-letter word to diet-conscious consumers over the past couple of decades. Then, the concept of “good” fats and “bad” fats hit…

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