Category Archives: Safety

The case for universal compliance

By | Safety, training, yacht management

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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Wreck Removal Certification

By | Safety, yacht management

Wreck removal certification

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