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Summary of the PYA Sea Changes Forum 2022

This year's PYA Sea Changes Forum took place on 29 September at the International Hydrographic Organisation at the Monaco Yacht Show.  It was a fantastic forum with a lot of information shared about Regulations and Qualifications from leading Maritime Policymakers.  Below you will find a short summary of the proceedings along with links to each speaker’s presentation video.

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The Merit of Working with a Good Yacht Manager

The truth is that many people don’t fully appreciate the value of working with a good yacht manager. They are often perceived as an interference and sometimes even as a threat but they are actually there for a good reason.

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Yachting and Public Opinion - Rough Seas Ahead?

The yachting industry has always been very discreet, largely unknown to the general public.  The seizing of yachts of Russian oligarchs has placed our industry on the front page of mainstream media, from CNN to the FT, opening it up to public scrutiny.

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Sea Changes 2022

The Sea Changes Forum has a spectacular lineup of speakers this year including representatives from the MCA, Transport Malta, the French Maritime Authority, Italian Yachtmasters, the RYA, and the IAMI GUEST Program.  They will be addressing regulations, qualifications, sustainability and world updates. 

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Understanding Social Security on a Malta Flagged Vessel

Have you started working onboard a vessel flying the Maltese flag and noticed approximately €50 per week taken out of your salary?  No need for alarm, this is your Malta Social Security contribution.

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Reminder - The CIC on STCW Port State Inspections will begin 1 September

Joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on STCW by the Tokyo and Paris MOU starts 1 Sept 22

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Clarifying CyberSecurity for Yachts

Currently the IMO requires all Yachts over 500 gross ton to have a cyber security plan in their ISM, but the guidelines aren’t very clear.  We asked Alex Bayeux, founder of YachtCyberSafe to shed some light on the subject.

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Malta now issuing CoC's for Master under 3000 GT

The Maltese Flag is now issuing Master on Yachts less than 3000GT Reg. II/2.

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UPDATE - Installation of Mooring Buoys

Four Buoys are now available for mooring in Cannes and Golfe-Juan!

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New PYA Partner - Aquator Marine

Aquator Marine was founded based on the belief that the power of yacht management software is becoming increasingly more essential. Its mission is to revolutionize the way people manage their yachts in a safer, more cost-effective and interactive way.

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