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USCG extends license, certificate renewal dates

The U.S. Coast Guard has extended the deadline for renewals of licenses, credentials and medical certificates until at least Oct. 31 due to COVID-19-related issues.  The latest update to Marine…

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Stew Cues: Just starting out? Take time to invest in yourself

It’s that time of year again. Boats are returning to Fort Lauderdale after the summer season and prepping for the next round. November to April is the winter season, and…

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USCG extends credential deadlines

The U.S. Coast Guard has published new guidance on credentials, medical certificates and course approvals. Mariners working on expired credentials that meet the extension criteria must carry the expired credential…

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Rules of the Road: Some vessels fly fraudulent flags

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake Desvergers Many ships at sea today fly fraudulent flags. Some flag states do not seem particularly bothered that their national flags are being…

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Rules of the Road: STCW sets baseline in training

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers It is a term that we constantly hear and read: STCW. Everyone from the greenest deckie to the saltiest captain is affected…

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Rules of the Road: Qualship 21 rewards PSC-compliant yachts

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers Sovereign and other self-governing nations have the right to control any activities within their own borders, including those of visiting yachts. Authority…

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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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Rules of the Road: NZ considers charter yacht rules for 2021 Cup

Rules of the Road: Capt. Jake DesVergers Maritime New Zealand is currently considering how the regulatory regime will apply to yachts visiting New Zealand for the 36th America’s Cup in…

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