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Derecktor inks deal for large yacht yard in Ft. Pierce

By Dorie Cox After five months of negotiations, Derecktor Shipyard signed a deal on April 16 to develop a 12-acre parcel of property in the port of Ft. Pierce into…

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Secure at Sea: Piracy skyrockets in Caribbean as Venezuela turmoil escalates

Secure@Sea: by Corey Ranslem The country of Venezuela has been in a deteriorating security and economic situation for a number of years. Most mariners who understand the politics and geography…

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Agent’s Corner: Get the facts on Schengen visas

The Agent’s Corner: by Deb Radtke Each season brings a new round of inquiries from our clients. This year it seems to be visas, and Schengen visas in particular. The…

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U.S.-based seaplane picks up yacht passengers in Cuba

By Dorie Cox Private yacht guests in Cuba were picked up by a seaplane in what Cuban officials call the first seaplane landing in more than 60 years. Pacific Bound…

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Secure at Sea: Every vessel needs plan for stowaways

Secure @ Sea: By Corey Ranslem Four stowaways managed to get on board a cargo vessel sailing from Nigeria to the U.K. in December. When the vessel got close to…

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Triton Networking stops in on Sirocco Marine

Inflatable manufacturer, dealer and distributor Sirocco Marine hosts Triton Networking on the first Wednesday in March. Join us on March 6 from 6-8 p.m. as we enjoy his Kiwi hospitality…

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Blue Tide Marine makes splash with new services

Blue Tide Marine, started by a group of retired U.S. Navy veterans in 2015, has expanded its delivery services for vessels at sea. The company focuses on aerial cargo delivery,…

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SeaKeepers partners with FIU to tackle microplastic pollution

The International SeaKeepers Society has teamed up with Florida International University to launch SARAH, an initiative designed to address the proliferation of plastic pollutants in the world’s oceans with the…

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Engineer’s Angle: Proper tool kits not common on board

Engineer’s Angle: by JD Anson Constantly fighting to keep the lights on without the right tools can create a wandering eye. That saying “the grass is greener” applies to yachts,…

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