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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

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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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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

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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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