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Secure at Sea: AIS fraught with vulnerabilities

Secure@Sea: by Corey D. Ranslem AIS, or automatic identification system, has been around for about 20 years. The International Maritime Organization required the first AIS systems back in 2002 on…

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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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Ocean Cleanup collects first haul of plastic

The Ocean Cleanup announced on its website in December the successful first harvest of captured plastic. Verified as recovered ocean plastic by DNV GL, an international classification society, the trash…

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Engineer’s Angle: Transition to LED system easy

Engineer’s Angle: by JD Anson Years ago, yacht designers and builders had a range of lighting choices, bulbs of every shape and size – but always incandescent. This is where…

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Stew Cues: On a well-run yacht, ‘mise en place’ is the name of the game

Stew Cues: by Alene Keenan Being a judge at the TopNotch Tabletop competition for the 2019 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show was a real honor. Being up close and personal…

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Raymarine adds docking assistance technology

FLIR Systems has announced an addition to Raymarine’s intelligent docking technology: the Raymarine DockSense Alert.  “Docking a boat can be a stressful experience, even for the most experienced captains,” stated…

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Malfunction sends yacht off course

By Dorie Cox  A malfunction during a sea trial Saturday caused the 128-foot M/Y Safira to lose control and hit several smaller boats docked nearby. No injuries were reported, but…

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MarQuip releases IMO Tier III exhaust system for yachts under 500GT

Netherlands-based MarQuip has created a custom solution for smaller yachts to meet the challenges of the IMO Tier III requirements that will come into force in 2021.  The IMO Tier…

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Yachts Lohengrin, Reflection destroyed by fire in Fort Lauderdale

UPDATE: Nov. 19, 9:22 am By Dorie Cox Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue trucks headed toward smoke and flames on Marina Mile in Fort Lauderdale just after calls came in at…

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Be wary of CBD quality, source, THC levels

By Alene Keenan Most people have heard about CBD by now, but it is surrounded by controversy. Much of the confusion is due to the fact that people are still…

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