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Rescue Attempt Recognized by US Sailing

US Sailing will award a Hanson Rescue Medal to six sailors who risked their lives in an attempt to rescue a woman from a minivan that drove into San Francisco Bay on June 21, 2013.The six sailors being honored are … Continue reading

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Captain Loses Hand and Runs Afoul of Florida Law

It’s one of those stranger-than-fiction stories that could only happen in the Everglades. In addition to having his hand bitten off by an alligator, an airboat tour guide is being criminally investigated. That’s according to The Naples Daily News, which … Continue reading

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4 Dead in Capsize Off Channel Islands

Authorities will probably never know what caused this accident in California’s Channel Islands, but chances are that these boaters could have been helped if they’d had the proper safety equipment on board. Authorities have called off the search for a … Continue reading

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Cruiser on Sole Watch Disappears While Wife Sleeps

This sad story is a reminder to all boaters that even in broad daylight and calm seas, things can go wrong. A life jacket may have created a different outcome. The search by rescue authorities for a yachtie missing off … Continue reading

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Ouch! General Tapioca Hits the Road. Literally.

Oops! After coming out into the world after a significant overhaul General Tapioca took a short detour with a long lasting effect last Wednesday afternoon in Newport, Belgium. The well known half ton was heading to France to compete for … Continue reading

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