We’ve been closely following our recent visitors to Seahaven Training Academy, Steve Sparkes and Mick Dawson, who are currently rowing the Pacific Ocean from Monterey, California to Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Rowing the Pacific Ocean from Monterey, California to Honolulu, Hawaii as a contestant in the Great Pacific Race is no easy task to take on.

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VHF stands for “Very High Frequency”. This means that marine VHF radios operate within a range between 156 and 162 MHz, or megahertz. Today’s VHF radios are very much more advanced than those manufactured in previous times.

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Marine diesel engines are a vital system in any vessel which has one installed, regardless of the size of the vessel.

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Many workplaces contain areas that are considered “confined spaces” because while they are not necessarily designed for people, they are large enough for workers to enter and perform certain jobs.

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Since the Brexit referendum in June 2016 the value of the British pound has fallen but, although this has been detrimental to many sectors, the boat and yacht industry is still booming.

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It was smooth sailing for the cruise industry in 2017, and whilst the year marked a milestone for the developing sector, we can expect to see even further growth in the years ahead.

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STCW stands for Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers. The worldwide convention ensures a high standard of training is achieved across the globe. The main purpose of the convention is to promote safety of life and property whilst at sea.

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Confined space work is one of the leading causes of occupational fatalities. Sadly, an average of fifteen people are killed, with many more seriously injured, in the UK whilst working in these environments each year.

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Working on a superyacht is the dream job for many, and with the industry growing rapidly every year, more and more yachts require professional, qualified yacht crew.

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