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Palladium appoints European manager

Palladium Technologies has appointed Mike Perkins its business development manager for Europe. Perkins had announced his retirement in August. “We have known and worked with Mike for some 13 years…

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Lopez leads Grateful Palate provisioning

Ft. Lauderdale-based The Grateful Palate has promoted Hector Lopez to director of yacht provisions. Lopez oversees a team of professionals and a 10,000-square-foot distribution center. He first joined The Grateful…

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Swart joins MHG

Ft. Lauderdale-based MHG Insurance Brokers has hired Clayton Swart as business development manager. Swart, a former yacht crew, will be responsible for promoting and marketing yacht crew insurance in addition…

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MedAire acquired Ocean Medical

MedAire has acquired medical kit supplier Ocean Medical International (OMI), the latest in a string of similar businesses MedAire or its parent, International SOS, has acquired in the past few…

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Tognum invests in expansion and development

Germany-based Tognum AG intends to invest more than 1 billion euros by the end of 2014. About 600 million euros will go each into research and development and long-term capital…

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Yachts named at World Superyacht Awards

The 47m M/Y Loretta Anna won Motor Yacht of the Year in the eighth annual World Superyacht Awards over the weekend. Designed by Dubois Naval Architects and built by Alloy…

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China islands open

China has begun allowing tourists to visit the Paracel Islands, one of a group of disputed islets and reefs in the South China Sea, according to a story by Reuters…

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New Zealand marine industry launches Friends of NZ Marine

In preparation of America’s Cup racing this fall, the New Zealand marine industry has launched Friends of NZ Marine, a new initiative designed to connect Kiwis and Kiwi friends working…

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Rhode Island starts marine apprentice program

Rhode Island starts marine apprentice program The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) has received state approval and grant money to launch a pre-apprenticeship and an apprenticeship program for the…

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Customs and Border Protection automate Arrival Departure

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has begun automating Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record to streamline the admissions process for individuals lawfully visiting the United States. Form I-94 provides international visitors evidence…

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