Yacht Sinks Near Puerto Rico
Four men forced to abandon their sinking motor yacht have been rescued approximately 25 nautical miles northwest of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, the US. Coast Guard said.At 5:22 a.m. Sunday, watchstanders at Sector San Juan received a VHF radio Channel 16 distress call from the 80-foot yacht Clam Chowder, reporting the vessel’s stern was mostly under water. Despite having multiple pumps energized, the crew of four U.S. citizens from Boston and Florida, said to be the only people aboard at the time of the incident, could not keep up with the flooding.
Riviera to Premiere 52 Enclosed Flybridge in Caribbean
Australia's luxury motor yacht builder, Riviera, in partnership with dedicated Riviera and Belize representative Wally Castro Marine, will premiere its blue-water 52 Enclosed Flybridge model in a display of four gleaming Riviera motor yachts at the eighth Caribbean International Boat Show in Puerto Rico over three days beginning on March 22.The show is held at Marina Puerto del Ray in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, the home marina of Wally Castro Marine.Dealer principal Wally Castro said…
Containership Tows Disabled Sailboat to Safety
The Amver participating containership CMA CGM Brazil towed a 46-foot sailboat with two sailors aboard to safety in St. Marten after the sailboat reported they were taking on water and disabled approximately 315 miles east north east of San Juan, Puerto Rico on Thursday, May 24, 2018.U.S. Coast Guard rescue authorities in San Juan were notified by two sailors who's boat was taking on water through the rudder shaft. While they were able to keep up with the flooding with pumps, they…
BWA Yachting Renews Pact with International SeaKeepers
BWA Yachting, a provider of marine agency services to superyacht owners and their crews, has renewed its partnership with The International SeaKeepers Society. The aim of the partnership is to increase participation from yachts in assisting with ocean research, conservation and education. The partnership enters its second year with an emphasis on the DISCOVERY Yachts Program, which utilizes private vessels for marine research, educational outreach, and to deploy oceanographic instruments.
Superyacht Marina Planned at San Juan, Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico Ports Authority issues RFP for Marina District. The Puerto Rico Ports Authority (PRPA), a public corporation and government instrumentality of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, has issued a request for proposal (RFP) for the leasing, design, construction, operation and financing of the rehabilitation, improvement and operation of the Isla Grande Dry Dock ("IGDD") in the City of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and the design, construction, financing, and development of a superyacht marina complex.
Two Rescued from Vessel Aground North of Cuba
Two American sailors whose vessel ran aground approximately 25 miles north of Gibara, Cuba, were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Friday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard 7th District command center were first notified of the emergency Friday morning when a distress signal from the vessel's Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) began transmitting. The signal was determined to be from the 39-foot sailing vessel Boxer. A Coast Guard MH-60 helicopter aircrew was immediately launched to the scene and discovered the sailboat was hard aground and had sustained significant damage.
USCG to Release Boating Safety App
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) said it will release its first boating safety App Saturday as the kickoff to this year's National Safe Boating Week. The Boating Safety Mobile app was not designed to replace a boater's marine VHF radio, which the USCG strongly recommends all boaters have aboard their vessels. The app was mainly designed to provide additional boating safety resources for mobile device users. Features of the app include state boating information; a safety equipment checklist; free boating safety check requests; navigation rules; float plans; and calling features to report pollution or suspicious activity.
High School Students to do Semester at Sea
SSV Oliver Hazard Perry Partners with Ocean Classroom , High School Semester-at-Sea Offered for Winter/Spring 2016. A limited number of spaces are available for SSV Oliver Hazard Perry’s High School Semester-at-Sea program scheduled for the Winter and Spring of 2016. This voyage will be conducted by Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island (OHPRI) in partnership with Ocean Classroom, the non-profit organization based in Portland, Maine that has a 20-year tradition of offering transformative voyages under sail.
Marine Businesses Choose DockMaster’s Hosted Solution
From coast to coast, dealers, marinas and boat yards have chosen a simpler, more convenient technology experience. Imagine running your business without having to purchase and maintain a server, incur heavy IT consultant expenses or perform regular backups of your data. For scores of marine businesses, that scenario has now become a reality. DockMaster,a suite of marine business software, offers a hosted solution that allows companies to move technology—hardware, software and data—out of their facility and into the cloud. The result is less time and money spent on technology and more resources to focus on core business.
nv charts Update Puerto Rico Charts for 2014
nv charts announces the release of their newly updated chart set for Region 11.1, Puerto Rico, updated and meticulously surveyed and now available just in time for cruising the Caribbean Sea during the winter months. The set includes the north coast of the Dominican Republic , and is available in a variety of formats – paper, digital, memory cards for chartplotters, and with nv charts’ new iOS App for navigation with mobile devices. nv charts’ Region 11.1 is provided in paper and digital format for sailors, motor boaters, fishermen and professional mariners, and cruising enthusiasts.
FJ Propeller Acquires Anchor Miami Propeller
FJ Propeller Miami is a subsidiary of Frank & Jimmie’s Propeller in Fort Lauderdale established in 1947, and Anchor Miami was established in the same year becoming known throughout Latin America as a leading source of running gear. This acquisition strengthens the FJ Propeller brand’s capabilities by now providing its customers in South Florida with an experienced, qualified staff of 37 which includes; 15 propeller technicians, 7 machinists, 7 customer service reps, 1 Naval Architect, 1 engineer, plus 6 support staff and management personnel.
Standard Horizon Upgrades Navigation System
Standard Horizon released a free software upgrade for its CPN Series touch-screen multimedia navigation systems, the 10.1-inch CPN 1010i and seven-inch CPN700i. The update is available through Standard Horizon’s website at standardhorizon.com. By taking advantage of Standard Horizon’s v220.127.116.11 software, users of these advanced C-MAP 4D based chartplotters will unlock enhanced navigation performance, exclusive pairing with Jeppesen’s Plan2Nav mobile app and an improved online and entertainment experience anytime a WiFi hotspot is near.