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Navy to Dismantle Ship Aground on Tubbataha Reef, Philippines

The U.S. Navy said Wednesday that it would dismantle a minesweeper that ran aground on a coral reef in the Philippines after carefully studying all options on how to remove the damaged ship. Navy spokesman Lt. Cmdr. James Stockman said … Continue reading

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U.S. Navy Minesweeper Runs Aground

A U.S. Navy minesweeper has run aground on a reef in the Sulu Sea in the Philippines. The ship remains stuck on the reef. No injuries were reported among the ship’s crew of 81 and there were no indications of a fuel leak. A … Continue reading

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Drunken Sailor Passes Out, Runs Aground

An intoxicated sailor was arrested Sunday afternoon after he passed out and his boat ran aground off the coast of Laguna Beach, U.S. Coast Guard officials said. Authorities first got the call about a sailboat grounded at Cleo Street Beach … Continue reading

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Couple Wakes Up in Sinking Boat

Strong winds made for a rocky and nerve-racking night for many boat owners in Kirkland (and the surrounding Seattle area). But for one couple it was what they awoke to Monday morning that was the scariest of all. A couple, … Continue reading

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Bad Company

Until this year, the 1991 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 44 Jereve lead the exotic life of a cruising boat with loving owners, sailing between the Med and the Caribbean. So how did she end up washed up on a reef in … Continue reading

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Buyer Finds Bargain Sailboat Anything But Ship Shape

A wannabe sailor who took a Greyhound bus from Texas to Connecticut to buy a sailboat he saw advertised online got more than he bargained for Sunday when the craft took on water three miles off Norwalk Harbor and he … Continue reading

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Boat Damages Coral in Kaneohe Bay

It happened in Hawaii, but it could have been anywhere, and environmentalists are hopping mad. A 40-foot power boat that ran aground this week in Kaneohe Bay in Hawaii has destroyed 100 coral heads, according to researchers who visited the … Continue reading

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U.S. Sailing: ‘Poor Seamanship’ Cause of Fatal Yacht Incidents

Poor seamanship has been blamed for the demise of two yachts involved in recent fatal incidents off the west coast of North America, and provides a sobering reminder for all sailors, racing or cruising. U.S. Sailing has blamed faulty navigation in … Continue reading

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San Francisco Party Boat Almost Sinks Off Alcatraz

The owners of a party boat said Saturday that they were shocked when their vessel hit a shoal near Alcatraz Island and nearly sank with 22 passengers on board. The 40-foot Neptune was hosting a bachelor party Friday night when it … Continue reading

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SOS Unheeded as Cruising Sailors Rescued by Divers

The idea that today your call for rescue will be quickly acted upon is a myth in some regions of the world. Three cruising sailors – an Australian and two Spaniards – had to be rescued this week by divers … Continue reading

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Fisherman Adrift for 106 Days in Pacific Saved by a Shark

A man who survived while adrift in the Pacific for 106 days is crediting a shark for helping to save his life. Toakai Teitoi, 41, a policeman from the Central Pacific island nation of Kiribati, had been traveling with his brother-in-law … Continue reading

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Dramatic Rescue at Sea After 26 Hour Ordeal

A fisherman who spent a night adrift in a 4×4 plastic fish bin after his boat sank off Alaska says he gave himself pep talks and sang “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” to keep his … Continue reading

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Young Sailors Rescue Distressed Kayaker

Young instructors watching over junior sailors in Port Jefferson Harbor, NY got more than they bargained for when they rescued a nearby troubled kayaker. The teens and young adults are instructors for the Setauket Yacht Club’s junior sailing program. Several … Continue reading

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Video of the Week: Bizarre Speedboat Accident at Lake of the Ozarks

Seven boaters were injured and five were hospitalized with minor to moderate injuries as a result of a bizarre accident–which was caught on videotape–on Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks. Viewers can fast-forward to the 1:16 mark of the first video, … Continue reading

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Ned Cabot Drowns While Sailing

Dr. Ned Cabot, 69, one of the early leaders of Sailors for the Sea and a former BWS author, was swept from his yacht Cielita in rough seas Saturday in an area about nine miles off Stephenville, Canada. The Royal Canadian … Continue reading

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Video of the Week: Runaway Boat Takes Out Island’s Power

Dauphin Island, Alabama is without power, and it’s not due to Isaac’s heavy rains or gusting winds. A boater had to be rescued last night trying to sail in incredibly choppy conditions. The sailboat with sails still raised had to … Continue reading

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Video of the Week: Boater Saved from Circling Sharks

It seems to be a story tailor-made for a movie script: A small boat is swamped, dropping three anglers into the ocean. One is rescued as a hammerhead shark circles him after he treaded water without a life jacket for … Continue reading

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Body Found in Boat that Sank Off Long Island

A woman’s body was recovered Monday, August 20 from the wreckage of a 50-foot power boat that sank after hitting a rock in Long Island Sound, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The vessel, Priceless, was carrying 10 people on a … Continue reading

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9-Year-Old Boy Dies, Others Injured in Lake Superior

Lightning flashed, hail fell and the wind roared as the mostly novice crew aboard a 26-foot boat pulled down the sails and motored for the Minnesota Point sand spit outside Duluth on Saturday evening. Although they were doing everything right … Continue reading

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US Sailing Releases Full Report on Farallones Race Tragedy

A US Sailing independent review panel has released the report on its investigation of the sailing accident that occurred on April 14, 2012 during the Full Crew Farallones Race out of San Francisco, Calif. The accident resulted in the deaths … Continue reading

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