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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Bahamas gets more patrol vessels

The government of the Bahamas has signed a letter of intent with Damen Shipyards Group of Holland to buy eight long-range patrol vessels and an emergency …

Safe Harbor Maritime Academy begins summer program

Jacksonville-based Safe Harbor Maritime Academy has begun its first summer program, Summer Yacht School where 12 teenage boys will spend the summer living …

Texas yacht sales tax cap in committee

A repeat effort to cap sales tax on yachts sold in Texas at roughly $25,000 is not gaining ground in a state legislature concerned about billions in predicted …

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Surveyor, former yacht engineer Mark Webb dies

Surveyor, former yacht engineer Mark Webb dies

By Dorie Cox An engineer and a yacht surveyor, Mark Webb died after complications from triple by-pass heart surgery in Fort Lauderdale. …

200 celebrate at Triton Networking with Maritime Marine

200 celebrate at Triton Networking with Maritime Marine

About 200 people enjoyed a Polynesian-inspired Triton Networking event last night at Maritime Marine in Fort Lauderdale. The team and …

Special delivery: Laurel crew transport no-longer-salty dogs

Special delivery: Laurel crew transport no-longer-salty dogs

By Dorie Cox; Photos by Purser Stephanie Hodges and Second Stew Shani Davies Cleaned up and rested, 10 dogs from the Bahamas Humane …

Veteran captain Achim Fischer dies in car accident

Veteran captain Achim Fischer dies in car accident

By Dorie Cox Capt. Achim Fischer died in Antibes on Nov. 26 as a result of a car accident. He was 72. A veteran captain of 30 years, …

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