safety

ACR offers Bluetooth MOB technology

Fort Lauderdale-based safety and survival specialist ACR Electronics has a new man overboard alarm system for cruisers and boaters that uses 5.0 Bluetooth technology. The ACR OLAS (Overboard Location Alert…

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BVI’s Willy T can return to original anchorage

On July 1, the iconic Willy T floating restaurant and bar will be allowed to return to its original location anchored off The Bight near Norman Island, according to the…

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From the Bridge: Cushy job on a frivolous toy? Yachting really is work

By Dorie Cox More than six years ago, a Bravo reality TV series debuted about yachts and the lives of the captains and crew at work on board. Some 85…

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New director joins Dayboard Maritime

John W. Smith has been hired by yacht management company Dayboard Maritime as its director of business development. Smith will be responsible for developing new business opportunities and creating customized…

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Engineer’s Angle: The ABCs of PLCs; It’s not witchcraft

Engineer’s Angle: by JD Anson As yacht builders strive to differentiate themselves, the boats are becoming more complex. Increasingly, push-button computer interfaces are being installed to operate everything from starting…

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Rules of the Road: Prevalence of remote surveys prompts guidelines

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers Inspections and surveys on board a yacht are commonplace. These include visits by the flag administration, the classification society, insurance, and port…

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Drones, life-size robots boost arsenal to fight fires on board

By Capt. Jeff Werner There is no emergency aboard a yacht more frightening than a fire. To reduce that fear factor, all crew members are required to devote two full…

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Rules of the Road: IMO revises radio equipment, polar ops

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers The International Maritime Organization is a United Nation’s agency  assigned duties to ensure international safety. Tasked with developing standards and regulations for…

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Secure at Sea: Piracy skyrockets in Caribbean as Venezuela turmoil escalates

Secure@Sea: by Corey Ranslem The country of Venezuela has been in a deteriorating security and economic situation for a number of years. Most mariners who understand the politics and geography…

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Rules of the Road: New REG Code makes change easier

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers For yachts that charter, the acronyms LY1, LY2 and LY3 are common references. They signify a particular version of the Large Yacht…

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