There was no party for the mega yacht called “RockStar” Ex "Blind Date" from Trinity Yachts after a drawbridge unexpectedly came down on the passing vessel. Chopper 4 was over the scene as the ship was being towed from Fort Lauderdale to Miami.
Seafarers' Rights International (SRI) has raised concerns about the implications for masters of the recent reports of the launch of the new EU Frontex operation 'Triton' which will apparently have a reduced budget and focus on border control in place of the Italian 'Mare Nostrum' that is credited with saving more than 150,000 migrants in the Mediterranean.
The two and a half year refit conversion of FPV Norna into Explorer superyacht Enigma XK from a British government-owned Fisheries Protection Vessel designed for service in the roughest of North Atlantic waters, into a comfortable and capable expedition yacht was extremely well done by the La Rochelle-based Atlantic Refit Center.
The Caribbean nation of The Bahamas has announced it will implement a new tax regime starting 1 January 2015. But it as yet unclear whether the tax is applicable on charters for either foreign flagged or Bahamian flagged superyachts.
What does the current Ebola outbreak mean for the shipping industry, especially for those operating or chartering ships calling at ports in West Africa?
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has been declared an international health emergency by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Slano, the administrative centre of Dubrovačko Primorje municipality, will be joining ACI’s large family. To the joy of many boaters, a third marina, after ACI Marinas Korčula and Dubrovnik, is being constructed in Dubrovnik County.
The 214.90 ft Amels 212 motor yacht motor yacht 'Z' was built by Amels in Netherlands at their Vlissingen shipyard, she was delivered to her owner in 2014. The yacht's interior has been designed by Andrew Winch.
Lurssen is proud to announce the successful launching and unveiling of project Global, which will soon be named Kismet. She is built for a repeat and very experienced client, who up-graded from his former 68 m Lurssen yacht.
Following a fatal jet ski accident, which took place in Porquerolles island, South of Saint-Tropez, in July 2014, the French authorities are exercising more vigilance with regards to tender and jet ski operations in the South of France.
- Why many experienced captains are never given a chance to get a position on a 30+ m ?
- What is really covering your yacht crew member insurance ?
- During the season, is there enough time for safety drills and training ?
- Can Captains count on duty crew members at dock in case of emergency ?