Attention, captains: If you’ll be in the Newport, Rhode Island, area next Monday, the U.S. Superyacht Association (USSA) needs you–both to give you important information about cruising in the Northeast this summer as well as to solicit your input.
Specifically, the USSA is hosting a briefing on regulations regarding the upcoming requisite Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) and foreign-flagged megayachts moving from one U.S. Coast Guard sector to another. I know I’m preaching to the choir when I say the quagmire of regulations these days is, sadly, enough to make you want to stay away from American shores. But that’s why it’s important for you to attend this briefing: Representatives from customs and border protection and the Coast Guard will be part of a panel discussion, moderated by The Triton, as will city officials from Newport, other captains, and Waters Edge Yacht Consulting, which assists owners and crew with compliance regulations.
As Tim Davey, the USSA’s chair, says, “We always look forward to meeting with the captains and hearing what’s on their minds. It helps to steer our advocacy committee in the proper direction.”