RMI alerts on fire incidents onboard commercial yachts

In 2019, four fire incidents occurred onboard RMI-registered yachts that resulted in the total constructive loss of the vessel, the Republic of the Marshall Islands Administrator informed, sharing key areas of concern and best practices. 

She of the Sea: Working for gender diversity in yachting industry

In line with a wider discussion on the importance of gender diversity in shipping, a special initiative called ‘She of the Sea’ is working to make the yachting industry more diverse, in line with IMO’s work to empower women in the maritime community.

Data breach at UK yachting recruitment agency exposes 17,000 personal data

A cyber attack against the UK-based Crew and Concierge Limited resulted to the exposition of 17,379 personal data of people of 50 nationalities that have been working in the yachting industry, as Verdict reported. The UK based company is an international recruitment agency with expertise on staff of high-net worth clients’ yachts operating globally.

Pleasure vessel safety equipment recommendations

For pleasure yachts of less than 13.7 meters in length there are no statutory requirements for safety equipment other than those required under SOLAS V; whatsoever, safety equipment is an important part of boat preparation and it is advisable that all pleasure craft skippers check that their vessel is properly equipped.

Watch: Super yacht crushes the Sint Maarten bridge house

The 85.95 metre  superyacht Ecstasea has been involved in an incident in Simpson Bay Lagoon, Sint Maarten. It is said that the Ecstasea itself has little damage, but the almost new bridge house was completely destroyed as it was dragged by an open tailgate.

Photos: Two boats burn at Seaview Harbor Marina

The US Coast Guard is responding to a discharge of diesel after a fire erupted on two large boats at Seaview Harbor Marina in Great Egg Harbor, Monday morning. Watchstanders at USCG Sector Delaware Bay received the report of the vessel fires from local police dispatch at approximately 1:50 a.m.

Australia issues Bill improving superyacht industry

The Australian Government issued the “Special Recreational Vessels Bill 2019”, according to which foreign-owned superyachts will be able to charter in Australia, leading to 11,800 new jobs and A$1.64 billion in revenue to the Australian economy by 2021.

Improperly manufactured keel leads yacht to capsize

UK MAIB has published its report on the UK registered charter yacht, Tyger of London, whose keel failed suddenly on 7 December 2017 and the yacht capsized. The crew, all wearing lifejackets, were thrown into the water and rescued by the British Army yacht, St Barbara V.

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