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Trans-Atlantic Rowing Squad Rescued After Capsize

Four men who had their attempt to row across the Atlantic interrupted when their boat capsized arrived in San Juan, Puerto Rico Sunday night. The Seattle-based expedition was a joint effort between OAR Northwest and the Canadian Wildlife Federation. Rower Jordan … 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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Cruise Ship Rescues Five Jamaican Boaters

Five Jamaicans who said they had been drifting on a small boat in the Caribbean for three weeks were rescued Monday by a cruise ship, authorities said. The Island Princess ship brought the group on board, Princess Cruises spokeswoman Susanne Ferrull said. Ferrull did not … Continue reading

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AMVER Call Saves Two Canadian Sailors

Last week, two 65-year-old Canadian sailors in distress far from land benefited from the global maritime support program known as the Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System, or AMVER. The 34-foot sloop Chessa was bound for the West Indies when … Continue reading

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Coast Guard Halts Offshore Racing in CA While Examining 2 Fatal Yachting Accidents

Safety first! After the two recent deadly boating accidents in offshore races along the California coast, the Coast Guard has determined they need to further examine race courses and safety measures before allowing further racing. While we’re not exactly sure … Continue reading

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USCG Ad on Boating Safety Causes Controversy in Michigan and Beyond

We have to agree with the Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA) on this one. We understand the importance of boating safety, but there is a better way to deliver the message. Everything has its dangers. The MBIA said in a … Continue reading

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You’re Invited: Morris Yachts to Launch New USCG Training Vessel

Morris Yachts in Bass Harbor, ME is inviting everyone to celebrate with them as they launch Shearwater, the new training vessel for the U.S. Coast guard, on Wednesday, May 18 at 11 a.m. In addition to lunch, they will be … Continue reading

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EPA and Coast Guard Step Up Fight Against Water Pollution

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlining steps the agencies will take to better coordinate efforts to prevent illegal discharges of pollutants from more than 61,000 commercial ships … Continue reading

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