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IGY ANNOUNCES DATES FOR THE CAPTAINS’ BRIEFING AT THE YACHT CLUB AT ISLE DE SOL IN ST MAARTEN

 ST. MAARTEN, DUTCH CARIBBEAN NOVEMBER 29, 2012 IGY Marinas has announced that the official dates for the Captains’ Briefing at The Yacht Club at Isle de Sol by the US Superyacht Association are January 16th and 17th 2013. The two-day extended seminar will be held along with The Maritime Security Council as well as several other sponsors who are helping the event take shape.

Program highlights for the Captains’ Briefing include Security Presentations & Exercises and US Entry and Flag State Audits, all of which accompany a Certificate of Completion. Nightly cocktail parties are planned as well.  

The two-day event schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, January 16th 2pm to 5pm

-Welcome to St. Maarten, Prime Minister Address

-U.S. Coast Guard Security Initiatives in the Caribbean Basin

 USCG Admiral Baumgarten

-Weapons onboard your vessel: Overview of international laws, regulations, and considerations

-Break

-Situational Awareness and security technology: How technology can help you improve your awareness

-How ISPS/SOLAS affect security decisions: International regulations and their implications to your security plans.

-Table Top exercise for large yachts

-Questions, Wrap-up

Welcome cocktail reception

 

Thursday January 17th: 2pm to 5pm

-Welcome to SXM: John Mann, Chairman USSA (industry updates and USSA program focus in 2013)

-STCW Manila Amendments: How its implementation will affect your license and crew certification

-Break

-Come See U.S. Update: Cruising the U.S. this summer?  Get updates on how the USSA is making it easier for boats to come and cruise the U.S. waters.

-Port State Control and Flag State Audits/Paris MOU: Common deficiencies that can cause your boat compliance issues. 

-MLC Update: What’s happening with the implementation?

-“Make the Left” Destination U.S. West Coast and America’s Cup events update

-Wrap-up and thank sponsors, next USSA event

Evening: Cocktail reception

Sponsors include: MegaFend, IGY Marinas, Yacht Chandlers, Crown Bay Marina, National Marine Suppliers, Palm Harbor Marina and Jetlev.

For more information, contact the USSA at 954.792.8666 or info@ussuperyacht.com

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