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Got a problem? In a bind? Bugsy Drake has got your back!

Crew work is demanding work, while living where you work presents its own unique challenges. Triton advice columnist and veteran Chief Stew Bugsy Drake “gets” it. If you need some good advice, just Ask Bugsy!

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Chasing the Caribbean sun in St. Thomas, USVI

By Carol M. Bareuther, RD When locals living in the hills above Charlotte Amalie harbor look out and see the 452-foot, Lürssen-built M/Y Rising Sun is back on the docks…

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Spanish yard now a bonded custom area

Customs authorities in Spain have given approval to MB92 Barcelona, a superyacht refit and repair shipyard, to be a bonded store (DAP). Clients of the yard will now be able…

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Flag states address mariner, yacht certification expirations

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By Dorie Cox As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect mariners around the globe, flag classification societies work to address challenges to renewals, maintenance, and registration for…

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USCG extends deadline for mariner credentials

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By Dorie Cox Still facing a backlog of renewals after the partial government shutdown in December and January, the U.S. Coast Guard’s National Maritime Center (NMC) has issued an extension…

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Port 32 open on New River in Fort Lauderdale

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By Dorie Cox After breaking ground last summer, Port 32 Fort Lauderdale has opened for fueling and in-water slips for yachts up to 150 feet. Parent company, Port 32, of…

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Refit Show returns with speakers, seminars and hall full of networking

The fourth annual Refit Show is set to welcome attendees Wednesday and Thursday in Fort Lauderdale. As always, it is free to enter and explore the exhibit hall, which expects…

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US government shutdown closes USCG centers

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The U.S. Coast Guard has closed the National Maritime Center (NMC) and all Regional Exam Centers (RECs) due to the partial U.S. government shutdown, which started Dec. 22. The centers…

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USCG seeks public input on medical manual

The U.S. Coast Guard has extended the period for public comments on its draft merchant mariner medical manual until Feb. 13. The manual is intended to help doctors, the maritime…

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