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‘Ask the Flag’ panel offers insight, answers questions

Ongoing concerns with hours of work and rest, cyber security and more keep the yachting industry wondering how to best comply. Captains and crew had a chance to get answers from Cayman Islands and Marshall Islands registries experts at “Ask the Flag,” a roundtable discussion sponsored by the U.S. Superyacht Association.

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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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Rules of the Road: More to choosing flag than its color

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers Registration of a yacht is an important function toward the overall safety and security of maritime transport. While seen as a paperwork…

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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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Flag states address mariner, yacht certification expirations

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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Rules of the Road: Tend to life rafts as if your life depended on it

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers Safety equipment on board a yacht is like auto insurance. You want to have plenty of it, the best available, but never,…

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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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