IGY Hosts Captains’ Briefing in St Maarten

The US Superyacht Association has put together a great schedule for captains and senior crew attending the 2013 Captains’ Briefing in St Maarten, January 16 and 17. Aside from information seminars, the two-day meeting includes time for socializing.
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The US Superyacht Association has put together a great schedule for captains and senior crew attending the 2013 Captains’ Briefing in St Maarten, January 16 and 17. Aside from information seminars, the two-day meeting includes time for socializing.

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Event 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
The event schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, January 16th:
2:00pm: Welcome to St. Maarten, Prime Minister Address
2:30pm: US Coast Guard Security Initiatives in the Caribbean Basin
Admiral Baumgarten
3:00pm: ISPS overview and requirements for large yachts
Mario Biabiany
3:45pm: Break
4:00pm: Maritime Situational Awareness and Technology
Ron Thomason, MSC
4:30pm: Table Top exercise for large yachts
5:15pm: Questions, Wrap-up

Evening: USSA Welcome cocktail reception

Thursday January 17th:
If possible, have the morning reserved for tours of the Coast Guard Cutter Richard Etheridge

2:00pm: Welcome to USSA SXM program and industry update, John Mann, Chairman USSA
2:15pm: U.S. Entry overview for large yachts
CBP, State Department, USCG panel discussion
3:00pm: Break
3:15pm: STCW and Flag State Audits: Panel Discussion/presentations
4:00pm: “Make the Left” Destination U.S. West Coast and America’s Cup events update
4:45pm: Wrap-up and thank sponsors, next USSA event

Evening: cocktail reception

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