Captain Matters
Thursday March 30, 2017


Read more ...There seems to be a lot of talk nowadays about motivating crew to get the most out of them. Unfortunately, there is a lot of confusion about what exactly motivation is and how a leader can create it.

Read more ...If you need to know where to find a MCA approved doctor in UK or Overseas for your seafarer medical certificate (ENG1) MSF 4104, download the 2 files here

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Following a fatal jet ski accident, which took place in Porquerolles island, South of Saint-Tropez, in July 2014, the French authorities are exercising more vigilance with regards to tender and jet ski operations in the South of France.

Read more ...During heavy use of the yacht by Charterers or Owners, even if the shipboard working arrangements meet the request standard, the captain may face some crew members suffering of sleep deprivation without being aware of it.

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Navtor the Norwegian e-navigation pioneer, which introduced the world’s first DNV type-approved
‘pay as you sail’ (PAYS) service in 2012,

Read more ...Salary guidelines, offered salaries are made by Owners, Captains and Management companies. The salary can be negotiable according to the certificate and the experience.

Read more ...Recent Developments
The PYA is aware of the recent detention of three yachts at Genoa. The deficiencies listed by the Port Sate Control  Officers were:

Read more ...On 1st January 2011 the Paris Memorandum of Understanding (Paris MoU) introduced a new Port State Control inspection regime which will affect commercial yachts.

This regime is called “The Hybrid European Targeting and Inspection System”, or “THETIS”, also known as the “New Inspection Regime” (NIR).

Read more ...It’s one of the most widely discussed topics in yachting. It can make or break a job offer and you can sometimes feel left in the dark about what is normal for a yacht’s size or someone’s experience.

Read more ...Major revisions to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers

Read more ...MARPOL amendments cut air pollution from ships

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Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (pdf)

Guideline for Flag State Inspection under MLC 2006 (pdf)


Read more ...Things to include in agreements and contracts

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France - Italy - Palma de Mallorca - USA

Read more ...Hereafter are the main administrative duties and knowledge that a Superyacht Captain is supposed to be aware of:

Read more ...Sample of an eleven days charter in the Balearics

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Questions of the Month

- Why an additional paragraph social media policy should be added to the crew contract ?

- Why many experienced captains are never given a chance to get a position on a 30+ m ?

- What is really covering your yacht crew member insurance ?

- During the season, is there enough time for safety drills and training ?

- Can Captains count on duty crew members at dock in case of emergency ?



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