15Mar 2017

In part 1 we looked at immediate actions after a man overboard; alerting crew, MOB button and Mayday etc. In part 2 we successfully maneuvered the boat into a position where we can effect a recovery and rescue of the casualty. Man Overboard Recovery The final sticking point is recovery: if your boat has any […]

02Mar 2017

In part 1 we looked at immediate actions after a man overboard; alerting crew, MOB button and Mayday etc. Now the crew is briefed, comes the tricky bit: actually pulling off the manoeuvre. A good method of practicing is by throwing a fender overboard weighted down with a bucket or a coil of rope. Just make […]

22Feb 2017

Sailing isn’t a hugely dangerous sport, and you don’t want to scare your crew, but it pays to discuss Man Overboard. If you have a regular drill in place, then you could buy yourself valuable time should the unthinkable ever happen.   This is the accepted RYA Yachtmaster™ crew drill in the event of a […]

15Feb 2017

A logbook (a ship’s logs or simply log) is a record of important events in the management, operation, and navigation of a ship. It is essential to traditional navigation, and must be filled in at least daily. The term originally referred to a book for recording readings from the chip log, used to determine the distance a ship travelled within a […]

10Feb 2016

1st January 2017 will be the final implementation date of the Manila Amendments of the STCW Code (STCW 2010)   From this date onwards the following courses must have been completed within the last 5 years: • Personal Survival Techniques • Basic Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting • Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats […]

20Nov 2015

Name – Natasha Ambrose Age – 28 Present position – First Mate on board S/Y Unplugged               Years in super yacht industry? – Four Favorite food? – Depends on what I fancy, some favorites are Thai, real Italian pizza and fillet steak with mushroom sauce! Favorite beverage? – After work beer […]