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Rules of the Road: USCG alert urges review of MOB procedure

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers In May, the Inspections and Compliance Directorate of the U.S. Coast Guard issued a Marine Safety Alert. The bulletin, titled “Man Overboard!…

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40m S/Y My Song not salvageable

UPDATE:The 40m award-winning racing sloop My Song has been declared unsalvageable after falling off a cargo ship in the Med while in transit to defend its title in the Loro…

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Fire destroys new yacht at Italian marina

A new 120-foot (36.6m) motoryacht went up in flames early June 16 in Marina di Carrara, Italy, according to local news reports.  There were no injuries, as the captain was…

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Power station fire on Bimini under investigation

UPDATE:Government, insurance and power company officials are investigating the cause of the fire that burned the power plant in North Bimini in The Bahamas last week. Electrical power was restored…

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Engineer’s Angle: The ABCs of PLCs; It’s not witchcraft

Engineer’s Angle: by JD Anson As yacht builders strive to differentiate themselves, the boats are becoming more complex. Increasingly, push-button computer interfaces are being installed to operate everything from starting…

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Rules of the Road: Prevalence of remote surveys prompts guidelines

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers Inspections and surveys on board a yacht are commonplace. These include visits by the flag administration, the classification society, insurance, and port…

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Drones, life-size robots boost arsenal to fight fires on board

By Capt. Jeff Werner There is no emergency aboard a yacht more frightening than a fire. To reduce that fear factor, all crew members are required to devote two full…

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Engineer’s Angle: Ratings help simplify protection choices

Engineer’s Angle: by JD Anson Whether battling a ferocious storm at sea or an over-zealous deckhand with a hose nozzle, water and corrosive salt can quickly turn thousands of dollars…

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AccuWeather predicts 5-7 hurricanes this season

Weather forecasting company AccuWeather is predicting that this year’s Atlantic hurricane season will see 12 to 14 storms, of which five to seven are expected to become hurricanes, with two…

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Sans instruments, solo sailor brings environmental mission to Fort Lauderdale

By Dorie Cox Update March 3 Sailor Dan Lenard made it to the United States this morning (March 3) after more than a month at sea in a 33-foot sailboat.…

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