How Much is a Life Worth to You?

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Workboat Show 2016 in New Orleans, was a huge success.  Subchapter M was the big focus this year. June 2016 the Coast Guard released the final rule. July 20, 2018 is the deadline for the two-year phase-in.  By 2022, Subchapter M should be fully in place.  This means, towing vessels will become safer vessels and…

Seafarers and The International Seafarer Center (ISC), GA

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Did you know the ocean and sea covers 7/10 of the earth’s surface?  Post World War II immense changes took place in the way businesses shipped products; not to mention the design and construction of ships. Passenger ships fell and bulk carriers rose. This was due partly because of the Suez Canal closing in 1956.…

Float Plans – Do You File One?

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As the Miami Boat Show quickly approaches it reminds me of the many boaters who travel from all over the world to attend this show. And, I can’t help wondering if the guy I overheard on the bus trip from the parking lot to the Strictly Sail Show ever got his catamaran. If so, did…

Boating Accidents in Florida – Press Conference

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Since last June I’ve been writing and giving speeches for my Advanced Competent Communicator Award via Toastmasters. The project consists of 10 speeches. The last 5 of which are “Communicating on Video”.  Project #4 is “The Press Conference”. The objectives are: — To understand the nature of a video broadcast press conference — To prepare for…

Ladies Let’s Go Fishing!

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I’m not one to go out of the way to go fishing however, every gal/lady should learn what it’s all about.  Biggest reason is guys LOVE fishing.  Second reason is men complain we, gals, don’t like it.  Third and most important reason – women get jealous if their man goes fishing and other women are on the…
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