Cruising In International Waters

Whether your boat is registered for personal or commercial use, regardless of size, or country of registration, those cruising in international waters need to comply with on-board employment practices and requirements, as per the Maritime Labor Convention 2006 (MLC). Continue reading

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Boating Basics Are Anything But Trivial

Understanding the main causes of accidents and maintaining boating safety awareness is crucial in helping to avoid accidents. Continue reading

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Cyber Security on the Seas

With technology playing a larger role in the daily operation and navigation of ships of all sizes, owners and crews need to pay careful attention to the security of their information systems. Although statistics are hard to obtain, security researchers … Continue reading

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Protecting On-Board Valuables

Fine art, motorcycles, cars and other valuables can be carried and enjoyed on a yacht, as long as precautions are taken against their possible damage or theft, and insurance considerations are evaluated in case the worst occurs.

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Repair Rights and Wrongs

A growing number of shipyards and marinas are asking boat owners or their agents to sign broad liability waivers that restrict the ability of the yacht’s owner’s (or their insurance company) to recover damages if something goes wrong. Unless they’re careful about what they sign, yacht owners may mistakenly waive important liability protections when they bring yachts for repairs, refits or renovations. Continue reading

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Remembering Boat Basics

This recent boating tragedy is a reminder that accidents often happen when safety basics are ignored or forgotten. Continue reading

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Boating After Dark

Sunset doesn’t automatically mean your boating fun is over for the day. By paying attention to your surroundings and following important safety tips, you can enjoy your time on the water well into the nighttime hours.

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Launching Your Boating Season

The boating season is just around the corner for those who enjoy spending time on the open waters, so now is the time to prepare your watercraft for the first voyage of the year. To ensure fun and safety, DiscoverBoating, … Continue reading

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