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The Flag State and the Seafarer

For those of you that have been in yachting for a while, you’ll know all about the flag states. But for those that need an introduction, this is essentially the ‘nationality’ of the yacht. For example, if it is registered in the Isle of Man, the yacht will be governed by the laws of the Isle of Man, so as you can imagine, it’s a relatively important decision for the owner to make, not to mention the fiscal implications of the country that they choose.

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Anchoring in the French Med - New regulation (16/06/22)

Antibes, 20th June 2022 - Last Thursday, the Prefecture Maritime issued a new regulation regulating the mooring time for ships in French Med territorial waters (link to the regulation in the article).

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MCA allows Dyslexic Seafarers extra Exam Time

The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has issued a new Marine Information Notice (MIN 676) that allows examination candidates with dyslexia to have extra time in exams.

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UPDATE - EU Stamping In and Out

Italian Parliament approves new ruling to ease entry of non-EU seafarers.  Yacht crew who arrive in Italy now have the opportunity to obtain a long-term entry visa for reasons of work.

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Installation of mooring buoys approved in Cannes, Golfe-Juan and Eze/Beaulieu

You may remember that, together with our friends from ECPY and GEPY, the PYA has been working with the French Minister and lobbying the French administration, to seek alternative solutions to the Posidonia anchorage ban.

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PYA Advice for Crew on Russian-Linked Vessels

Working on a Russian-linked vessel? Get the latest advice on your financial and legal status.

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Upcoming Training & Events - Yacht Crew Leadership

Find out the details of the upcoming leadership forum and training (29th April 2022).

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Regulations for Stamping In and Out of the EU (Update & Seminar)

Find out the full details about the new EU immigration regulation and what the PYA is doing to find solutions for non-EU crew.

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PYA Issues Over 2,000 Digital Service Record Books (D-SRBs) One Year Since Launch

Discover the latest enhancements in our D-SRB, 1 year since it launched.

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Know your EU Social Security Rights and Obligations

Find out more about the social security rights and obligations yachts and crew have within the EU.

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