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Cyber Security Onboard - Know Your Suppliers & Vendors 

Posted: 19th Aug 2020

Written by: Richard Hodder

Experts have been advising for several years that the risk of cyber attack is rapidly increasing, with superyachts being an obvious target for hackers due to their value and high-profile status. Yet we still find complacency among yacht owners, crew, management companies and suppliers.  Read More

Protecting Your Privacy with Pelion Consulting

Posted: 9th Aug 2020

Written by: Karen Hockney

The recent Twitter security breaches have given many people food for thought on the subject of cyber security. “I don’t think people are fully aware of the extent of their digital footprint,” explains Richard Hodder of Pelion Consulting based in Palma.
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Covid-19 Guidance for TYHA & British Marine Members

Posted: 8th Apr 2020

Written by: British Marine

British Marine has released the following guidance for marina operators designed to assist readers in supporting the nation’s focus to fight COVID-19. The most important action we can all take in fighting coronavirus is to stay at home in order to save lives. Read More

Weather Forecasts, Safe Passage and Safe Berths

Posted: 20th Mar 2020

Written by: Carri Woodburn

Adverse weather enhances the risks for yachts and crew, not only in open waters but also in bays, anchorages, ports and marinas. The key to controlling damage is advance planning. Read More

Safety at Sea: Inside Inmarsat's Global Centre of Operations

Posted: 1st Dec 2019

Written by: Victoria Pearce

When I was invited to Inmarsat's HQ in London I thought I knew a fair amount about their operations but it was only scraping the surface. I left understanding the importance of satellite communications, not only for keeping the world entertained but for keeping vessels safe. Read More

Crew Look After Superyachts, but who Looks After Crew?

Posted: 28th Oct 2019

Written by: Melanie Langley

Superyacht crewing has become one of the go-to careers for young men and women looking to earn great money while sailing to exotic locations aboard multi-million-dollar luxury yachts. It's crucial you protect yourself with an indi... Read More

Safety Afloat: There’s no Excuse for Being all at Sea

Posted: 10th Sep 2019

Written by: John Dodd

The sheer number of leisure sailors who take to the water each year with an inadequate or careless understanding of the equipment, processes and services needed to keep their vessels and themselves safe is a constant source of con... Read More

Maritime Security in the Middle East - April to August 2019

Posted: 23rd Aug 2019

Written by: Securewest International

Traveling the seas is an incredible way to see the world but it comes with a unique set of challenges and potential security risks. For travel risk managers and captains planning a trip to the Middle East, Securewest has provided ... Read More

Yacht Security: Mediterranean Sea 2018- 2019

Posted: 3rd Jun 2019

Written by: Securewest International

This maritime security report provides a summary of incidents that occurred in the Mediterranean Sea between June 2018 and May 2019, as well as risks that may affect yachts operating in the region. This assessment is based on rele... Read More

What is Travel Risk Management?

Posted: 16th Apr 2019

Written by: Nicky Demellweek

You wouldn't leave port without referring to the charts and checking the forecasts, so why leave other potential risks unmapped? In an unsettled world where yachts are venturing further afield, Travel Risk Management is fast becom... Read More

Who Owns Your ISM History - The Yacht or Management Company?

Posted: 14th Mar 2019

Written by: David Clarke

At Superyacht Operating Systems we frequently hear from yachts that would like to change their Management Company or ISM provider. But they feel stuck. They fear they’ll lose the yacht’s historical data if they make the change. So... Read More

Annual Insurance Review: MSCB Has Your Back

Posted: 26th Feb 2019

Written by: Michael Weare

Another year, another insurance review. It doesn’t sound
too exciting does it, but there is no doubt, as a busy yacht
crew professional it’s vital to get your insurance needs
in order before another hectic year of sailing gets ...
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10 Travel Safety Resolutions You Should Make in 2019

Posted: 10th Jan 2019

Written by: Elizabeth Dann

Crew are no strangers to stringent security protocol when it comes to ensuring smooth operations and the safety of all onboard. Meanwhile employers are responsible for the security of crew whether working or on holiday, as well as... Read More

Tips for Personal Safety While Travelling

Posted: 10th Dec 2018

Written by: Securewest

According to new research, 83% of women have experienced at least one safety-related incident while travelling for business over the past 12 months. Here are some tips to increase personal safety. Read More

7 Reasons For Having Your Own Medical Insurance

Posted: 10th Dec 2018

Written by: Melanie Langley

While superyacht crew are exceptionally good at giving first class service to their guests, they’re also notoriously bad at looking after themselves when it comes to the vital area of medical insurance. But to ensure a long and he... Read More

Safety Questions Left Unanswered

Posted: 27th Aug 2018

Written by: Nautilus International

Nautilus, has expressed concern at a new study highlighting the failure of many major ship registries to produce accident investigation reports on time – or at all. The Union says valuable lessons that could prevent seafarer death... Read More

Maternity Cover for Seafarers

Posted: 23rd Jul 2018

Written by: Melanie Langley

Pregnancy onboard can be a difficult voyage for the unprepared and the uninsured female and your employment rights may not be protected in the same way as they would be on dry land. As a woman you need to equip yourself with the f... Read More

No Better Reassurance than Adequate Medical Insurance

Posted: 12th Feb 2018

Written by: Simon Dixon

As hard-working, hard-playing yacht crew, are you suffering from a torpid and sluggish liver? Bilious headache and sour stomach? Seeking a sure-fire remedy that’s never been known to fail? By the 19th century, there was certainly ... Read More

You Need Health Problems Overseas Like a Hole in The Head

Posted: 29th Nov 2017

Written by: Simon Dixon

Since the 15th century, ships have had a duty of care towards their crew in the case that they fall ill, but in the past, surgery was more often hazardous than life-saving. Nowadays, what are the provisions for crew in this demand... Read More

Advisory: Rip Currents off the South of France

Posted: 28th Jul 2017

Written by: Captain Rod Hatch

This Advisory is written following a recent tragedy off Pampelonne Beach near St. Tropez in the south of France, a favourite anchorage for hundreds of yachts during the summer charter season. A young French woman attempted to reac... Read More

If You Find Crew Medical Insurance a Headache, Here’s the Cure

Posted: 29th Jun 2017

Written by: Simon Dixon

The first ever obligation to provide medical care for mariners was set out in The Rules of Oleron in the 1100s and it's a judgment that holds true to this day. Thankfully we no longer have to plough through Medieval English, but t... Read More

Mediterranean Migrant Update: April 2017

Posted: 28th Apr 2017

Written by: Securewest International

As we approach the start of the Mediterranean yachting season, it is important to be aware of the latest information concerning the migrant and refugee crisis to enable you to plan ahead. The Mediterranean Sea remains the main gat... Read More

Piracy Report HRA: Red Sea, Gulf of Aden and Somalia

Posted: 12th Apr 2017

Written by: Securewest International

The High Risk Area (HRA) of the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden and the Somalia Coastline has been relatively benign for a number of years but a recent spike in piracy activity raises fresh concerns for the security of vessels transiting th... Read More

CHIRP Maritime: Project MARTHA Reports on Effects of Fatigue

Posted: 2nd Feb 2017

Written by: OnboardOnline

CHIRP Maritime has announced the publication of the MARTHA Report, a three year study looking at the impact of fatigue on the wellbeing of seafarers in terms of mental health, motivation and safety. The study surveyed crew operati... Read More

CHIRP Maritime: A Near Miss, Flash Fire and ECDIS

Posted: 4th Dec 2016

Written by: OnboardOnline

CHIRP Maritime has released its latest podcast discussing lessons learned from reports of a near miss between a yacht and a merchant ship, the use of ECDIS and the handling of flash fires during welding and painting. Read More

Anaphylaxis: Adrenaline and Auto-injectors

Posted: 26th Nov 2016

Written by: Rebecca Castellano, MSOS

There are several brands of adrenaline auto-injectors on the market that are available and affordable. Epinephrine itself is an inexpensive drug, but the auto-injector is an expensive method of delivery. Information and education ... Read More

Piracy Report Indian Ocean: Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles

Posted: 7th Nov 2016

Written by: Securewest International, Inc. (US)

The purpose of this report is to provide an assessment of the potential threat from piracy and maritime crime in the Indian Ocean and, in particular, near the Maldives, Mauritius and the Seychelles. Between 1 January and 31 Octobe... Read More

Piracy Incident Report: Djibouti

Posted: 23rd Oct 2016

Written by: Securewest International

The purpose of this report is to provide an assessment of the potential threat to superyachts and other vessels from piracy and maritime crime near Djibouti. Between 01 January and 18 October 2016, there was one incident recorded ... Read More

MSOS: Dengue Fever, Chikungunya & Zika

Posted: 10th Sep 2016

Written by: Dr. Spike Briggs

Over the past few years, several viral illnesses have become prevalent in South America, the Caribbean and increasingly in North America. The main illnesses are Dengue Fever, Chikungunya and more recently Zika and the common facto... Read More

Piracy Update: Caribbean Sea

Posted: 8th Sep 2016

Written by: Securewest International

Between 1 January and 1 September 2016, the Securewest International Global Response Centre (GRC) recorded a total of 52 incidents in the Caribbean Sea. At least 23 involved yachts, in particular in the Lesser Antilles region. Alt... Read More

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