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USCG medical needs fix

Three U.S. mariner unions have submitted comments to the U.S. Coast Guard saying its merchant mariner medical review program is flawed and should be replaced. The International Organization of Masters,…

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PYA OKs Super Crew

Super Crew, a training program based in Western Cape, South Africa, has recently become accredited by the Professional Yachting Association. In operation since October 2011, the training facility specializes in…

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ISA opens US office

Italian builder ISA (International Shipyards Ancona) has launched its North American operations by opening an office in Ft. Lauderdale. The office on Southeast 17th Street Causeway celebrated the company’s 12th…

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Bradford Marine hires Copeland

Bradford Marine Ft. Lauderdale announced the addition of A.D. Copeland as a project manager. Copeland has an extensive career in the yachting industry, beginning as a deckhand on M/Y Limitless,…

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IBEX rotates to Tampa

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) will rotate its event between Louisville, Ky., and Tampa, Fla. Both cities are easily accessed travel hubs and the rotation between a southern…

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San Diego air meets standards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that San Diego County in Southern California has met the 1997 national health-based air quality standard for smog, also known as ground-level ozone. Over…

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Titan Marine now running as a closed yard

New Zealand-based Titan Marine is now running as a closed yard, project managing all work on its 1,500-ton slipway and repair berth in central Auckland. The company’s team includes aluminium…

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Croatia offers five percent VAT

The decks are now cleared and Croatia will become the 28th Member State of the European Union on July 1. Croatia’s entry has been keenly noted by the yachting community…

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Program speeds customs in Vancouver

U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Vancouver Airport Authority have launched Automated Passport Control, an entry process that will expedite preclearance inspection for passengers traveling from Vancouver International Airport (YVR)…

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IYT courses again being offered in Ft. Lauderdale

Colin Schwegman, owner and instructor of Professional Yachtmaster Training (PYT) in Durban, South Africa, has opened a U.S. location, PYT USA. The first course, celestial navigation, was held in mid…

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