Rules of the Road

Rules of the Road: New rules for 2021

As we say goodbye to 2020 with a hard shove out the door, we welcome in the New Year and look ahead to what awaits us in the world of…

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Rules of the Road: Who needs LRIT?

As we continue to push through the worldwide pandemic, the desire for recreation and vacation away from the masses has increased exponentially. In the past few months, we have seen…

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Rules of the Road: New rule requires inventory of hazardous materials onboard

With the continued push for more environmentally friendly approaches across all industries, let’s revisit and update an existing topic: ship recycling. This is not the simple action of separating the…

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Rules of the Road: More to choosing flag than its color

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers Registration of a yacht is an important function toward the overall safety and security of maritime transport. While seen as a paperwork…

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Rules of the Road: Don’t double-down MOB rescue

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake Desvergers It is summertime here in the northern hemisphere. With the exception of a high humidity, scorching heat in Florida, this is my…

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Rules of the Road: How do I get home?

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers As the world slowly reopens from the pandemic shutdown, a large number of crew sailing on both merchant ships and yachts find…

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Rules of the Road: Know what to do when hurricane approaches

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers As each of us slowly emerges from our pandemic quarantines, awaiting the arrival of the murder hornets, let us not forget the…

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Rules of the Road: Some vessels fly fraudulent flags

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake Desvergers Many ships at sea today fly fraudulent flags. Some flag states do not seem particularly bothered that their national flags are being…

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Rules of the Road: To terminate, yacht owners must follow SEA

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers We’re going through some tough times. At the writing of this article, the estimated peak surge for the coronavirus pandemic in the…

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Rules of the Road: CBD no excuse for mariners who fail THC test

In early February, the U.S. Coast Guard issued a Marine Safety Advisory regarding the use of hemp plant products. The advisory was issued to ensure that mariners, employers and associated…

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