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Crew Rotation In the Superyacht Industry – Part I

By |October 22nd, 2020|Categories: captains, regulations, yachtowners|Tags: , , , , |

Although commercial shipping has rotated crew for many years, it is a recent phenomenon in the superyacht industry. It started to become a reality on yachts first with engineers, and then on the larger yachts where manning regulations required officers with STCW qualifications. When rotation first started is a little unclear; it was certainly in use in the late 70’s when I was with BP Shipping - though [...]

COVD-19 Recommendations From the Healthy Sail Panel

By |October 9th, 2020|Categories: captains, covid-19, environment, yachtowners|Tags: , , , , , |

It could be suggested there is too much information available on COVID-19 and the pandemic; including, an almost infinite number of articles and commentary on the internet, numerous Circulars and Guidance from the IMO and, publications from the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) such as Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for Ship Operators for the Protection of the Health of Seafarers (version 3.0 29th September 2020). This excess of [...]

Measuring Yacht Efficiency – How And Why It Matters

By |September 29th, 2020|Categories: captains, environment, regulations, yachtowners|Tags: , , , |

Last week, I attended the Yacht Cub de Monaco: Capital of Yachting Experience. It was a very well organised and attended event, with some very interesting presentations and discussions. It was also the launch of the Yacht Club de Monaco Superyacht Eco Association (SEA) INDEX. Supported by Nobiskrug and Credit Suisse, this is an important initiative with a goal to benchmark yachts in terms of their CO2 [...]

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