The recent spate of fires on yachts is a harsh reminder about the importance of safety on board every single yacht. No matter what a yacht’s size, whether it’s considered as private or commercial, the most important priority should be – and thankfully usually is – the safety of those on board, followed by the safety of the yacht itself and the safety of the marine environment.
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In September, representatives from the Republic of the Marshall Islands and Cayman Islands Registries met to discuss the latter formally accepting the RMI Master (Yachts) Unlimited Tonnage qualification, and the two authorities came to positive agreement.
Are you and your crew prepared for the upcoming deadline for the STCW refresher courses? If not you could face a very difficult situation preventing your superyacht from operating come 2017. With only a year to go, courses are booking up fast and there looks likely to be a shortfall of spaces. Make sure you know the facts with an update from Mikaela Favill…
Just when you think you have everything covered, another requirement comes along – this time it’s the new requirements under SOLAS, which came into force July 2014, that require all ships to have plans and procedures to recover persons from the water. Read More
Edge Yachts recently obtained annual verification of our Documents of Compliance for Malta, the Cayman Islands and the Marshall Islands. This was extra-satisfying as our system was verified with flying colors – with not a single observation made.
We pride ourselves on our Safety Management System, which includes the analysis of all incidents reported onboard, however small they may be. This fits into our aim to reduce incidents, improve crew knowledge and ensure that both captains and owners can rest easy in the knowledge that there is a company watching their back and providing support that may prove to be not only invaluable but also essential. And of course, we are ‘on the button’ when it comes to regulations, required certificates and changes to everything that may affect the safe sailing of vessels under our management.
Get in touch to find out more about our safety management system and protocols with our managed fleet.
What? You’re kidding? Yet another certificate? The Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks entered into force on 14 April 2014. Blah, blah, blah, blah.
Cut to the chase.
It is basically a certificate that is issued by flag state to prove you have insurance in place that covers wreck removal – easy…
Not quite. Not many companies or vessels know about this certificate – and not all flags are issuing it (as it is so new). Read More