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Secure at Sea: As drone risk increases, security plan essential

Secure@Sea: by Corey D. Ranslem “What is that annoying buzzing sound?” This is something we’ve all experienced at one time or another. You could be outside at a café, at…

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ComMar Sales celebrates 50 years

ComMar Sales, a Rhode Island-based representative of marine product manufacturers, celebrates 50 years of serving the marine industry in September. Founded in Massachusetts by Bill Glaser in 1969, ComMar got…

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IPM Group marinas retain Blue Flag honor

In recognition of their efforts to reduce negative impacts on the environment, the three marinas of the IPM Group – Marina Port de Mallorca, Marina Palma Cuarentena and Marina Ibiza…

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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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FarSounder sonar on Dutch navy ships

Two hydrographic survey vessels that belong to the Royal Netherlands Navy have been outfitted with FarSounder’s forward-looking sonar (FLS), according to a FarSounder press release.  The 3D sonar systems will…

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Tropic Ocean Airways CEO wins entrepreneur award

Rob Ceravolo, CEO of Tropic Ocean Airways, has been named Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” in the Consumer Services category for Florida.  The award — which recognizes entrepreneurs…

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Yacht council seeks marine service tech teachers

The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) has announced its first “Marine Service Technology: Educator Training Conference,” which will take place July 23-25 in Annapolis, Maryland. There are people from…

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Secure at Sea: Training must be specific to yacht, crew

Secure@Sea: by Corey Ranslem Our daily underway routine was constant on board the Coast Guard cutter. Each day, right after lunch, we did drills and training for just about every…

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Engineer’s Angle: Engineer key to safety on a yacht

Engineer’s Angle: by JD Anson Whether tied to the dock or a thousand miles from shore, the safety of boat and personnel are of paramount importance to the crew. All…

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Veterans launch new fire company

Three veterans of the yachting industry have launched Fire Water Marine Services, a fire equipment sales and service company, in Fort Lauderdale. Rob Bertolo, formerly with Preventive Fire and Safety…

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