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Experienced Tall Ship Captain

Master mariner / Marine Consultant well familiar with recent HS&E regulations and requirements based on a maritime career at sea ending as Master. Excellent technical and managerial skills and experience within the Marine Industry, both at sea and on shore with professional experience in safe ship operation, and business management. The candidate was previously at sea for 20 years gaining experience on Dry Cargo, Containers, Tall Ships, Passenger, Multipurpose and Bulk Carriers (15 years in command as master); experienced in Great Lakes ship operations, navigation in heavy ice conditions; speaks fluently English, Russian and Polish; able to remain calm under pressure and retain a sense of humor.

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A beginner's guide to wine

Whether you're planning a party for guests you'd like to impress or attending one, choosing the right bottle of wine - to serve or bring to the host - can be a daunting task. The learning curve is steep and, dedicated oenophiles aside, few people have the time, money or even the refined palette to really get to know the many types, aromas, food pairings and serving suggestions for this popular drink. Enter infographics. For those who would like a quick-reference guide to wine basics, WineInvestment.com recently published the infographic below, aptly named A Beginner's Guide to Wine. It walks you through the basics, like learning to read a wine label: To more intricate details, like the different aromas that you may or may not be able to taste as you drink the wine: And if y...

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When a new vacancy comes in from a yacht the agent always enquires to how much experience is required for the position; the answers vary from boat to boat. We are seeing that at least a year on one yacht is the most popular request, but why?   This shows that the candidates are not 'fly by' they can hold down a position and stick out the hard work and long hours and also the client knows that the candidate is of serious intention and will not fly off to another opportunity at the drop of hat. It also shows something about their personality and work ethic, that you are stable and through longevity on board the owners see the face whenever they visit and can have a rapport with the crew member. The same goes for the crew, it's nice to build friendships and ...

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Superyacht jobs, but which security training course do I need?

The STCW Convention and Code, as amended by the Manila amendments (2010) contains new maritime security (MARSEC) training requirements. All personnel who are either employed or engaged on board vessels to which the International Ship & Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code) applies require this level of training. But which course do I need to take?   Proficiency in Security Awareness (PSA) - This is a maritime security training course is specifically designed for all members of a ship crew members without designated security duties on board ship, and who do not require either Proficiency as Ship Security Officer (SSO) or Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD) certification. This includes those wishing to work at sea, all ship crew and personnel engaged on...

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Yotspot speaks to Clare...

The Superyacht CV Company launched and opened their doors to yacht crew around the world, with the mission  to inspire and empower today's yacht crew to achieve their professional goals.  They are excited to work with enthusiastic individuals who are looking to improve their employment opportunities within the yachting industry. Clare does this by helping them identify their key skills and makes sure they present them in a way that inspires, impresses and builds confidence in their abilities. If you are just starting out they can provide you with all the support needed to get going with your career in the industry. With competition to enter the yachting industry becoming more fierce, it is important to make a good first impression.  A well-presented CV with the right ...

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Devastating yacht fire in Marmaris

  The super yacht industry is in shock after two yachts have been devastated after a fire broke out in the Mediterranean resort town of Marmaris.  The two yachts involved in this tragic event are reported to be MY The One and MY Barbie. Early reports state that the fire broke out on one of the yachts in the middle of the night and had already spread to the second before the emergency services were able to extinguish the fire.    Initial reports state that the fire started at approximately 2am on the 4th of January. An investigation has begun to establish the cause of the fire. Daylight revealed the extent of the damage as both yachts appear to have suffered substantial damage.    Our thoughts are with the crew and those effected by the acc...

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Twitter spat between yacht owners

We all know some yacht owners can be opinionated but its rare we get to see them having an argument with another owner... until now.   The Saudi Prince (Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz) who owns an 85 Meter Motor Yacht has taken to twitter to have a go at another owner... none other than Donald Trump.   The Prince who is a member of the Saudi Royal family took to twitter to make his feelings clear to Mr trump...   "@realDonaldTrumpYou are a disgrace not only to the GOP but to all America.Withdraw from the U.S presidential race as you will never win."   This isn't the first interaction between the two. During the 1990s it was no secret that Donald Trump racked up debts to the tune of €900 million US. His beloved 85m yacht had to go. And who bought...

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STCW 2010 Updating Courses - Don't leave it too late!

Are you all ready for 2017? Arranging Crew Training can take time and careful planning, don\'t leave it too late. As many are aware,  the 2010 Manila amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watch Keeping for Seafarers, 1978 contain updates to training requirements.Seafarers working on certain types of vessels need to re-validate their Certificates of Competency (CoC's) prior to 1st January 2017 - ensuring all certifications are valid for service. This particularly applies to those working on commercial vessels who completed their training prior to 1st July 2013. Some key elements affected are: ·         Personal Survival Techniques (PST)·   &...

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Ed Sheeran injured jumping of yacht!

  Ed sheeran is soon planning a break from the music industry. Although there is speculation about what Ed will be doing on his break, one thing is for sure... he'll need to get his ear seen to!    "I have to have an operation in January on my ear because I stupidly jumped off a yacht really high up and smashed it." He went on to say "I landed wrong and it burst my eardrum so I have to go and get a graft which means I'm not allowed to fly for a while. so it's kind of good, it means I have to stay home".    On questions about the incident Ed said "It's the most painful thing having a hole in your ear drum and having water go in it".    He's not the first celebrety to have a run in with the water. Ed's close friend Justin Bieber, also is having a ...

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