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Closing borders to non-native crews ‘draconian’, says captain

Closing borders to non-native crews ‘draconian’, says captain

The shutting of Australian and New Zealand borders to all non-native yachts and crews is “draconian and unhelpful to say the least”, according to captain Iain Flockhart. He was reacting to the news that crews of hundreds of ocean-going yachts

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View From The Bridge: Introducing the Virtual Shipyard

View From The Bridge: Introducing the Virtual Shipyard

Virtual shipyards can deliver practical benefits in the real world, according to captain Iain Flockhart. The concept of the virtual shipyard appears to be gaining popularity, writes captain Iain Flockhart. For those who don’t know what it is, here’s a

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View From The Bridge: Coronavirus and watching the anchor chain

View From The Bridge: Coronavirus and watching the anchor chain

credit: Ralf Roletschek – GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2   I was very lucky to get off the island of Mallorca last Sunday (March 15), as the national lockdown that was scheduled for 08:00 Monday morning was brought forward

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Fire in the hold! Superyacht blazes, their causes and preventions

Fire in the hold! Superyacht blazes, their causes and preventions

[photo courtesy: Riviera24] Fires onboard superyachts account for about one fifth of the total paid out in yachting related claims by insurance firms each year, the most expensive claim type by some margin. Only last weekend in Portals Mallorca a

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