Rules of the Road

SOLAS: Safety of life at sea often enhanced after problem

Since the earliest times, the sea has always been synonymous with insecurity for those who venture on it. “He that would sail without danger must never come on the main…

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Jones Act 101

Maritime cabotage, or coastwise trade as it is referred to in many countries, may generally be defined as the movement of goods or passengers between two ports or places within…

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New rules impact yachts

As we say goodbye to 2013 and welcome in the New Year, we look ahead to what awaits us in the world of maritime regulations. The various regulatory bodies were…

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Arrests, jail, accidents can happen in yachting

Earlier this year, I touched upon the accident investigation surrounding the tragic loss and sinking of the HMS Bounty. The ship sailed from New London, Conn., as Hurricane Sandy was…

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Retrieve AED data after use

  I received calls from two crew members recently who used their Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to save lives, and both patients are expected to make a full recovery. These…

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LY3 rewrites rules

This fall has been a busy season for the implementation of new regulations. With the August implementation of the Maritime Labour Convention, the United Kingdom also released its third version…

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MLC 2006: The wait is over

After 12 years of development and seven and a half years since being adopted, the International Labour Organization (ILO) went into effect on Aug. 20. The Convention, more commonly referred…

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Compliance due on new regulations

As the summer months come to an end, a surprisingly active season of regulatory announcements, updates and enactments took place in Europe, Asia, and the Americas.  Below is a summary…

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Surveys on frontline of ethics

In May, a number of our industry’s key players found themselves in the bustling port city of Las Vegas for the American Superyacht Forum. While this author did not have…

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Rules of the Road: Jamaica joins flag registrations

Rules of the Road: by Capt. Jake DesVergers We have a new player in the field of international standards for yacht safety and registration. The island nation of Jamaica joins…

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