A boat sinking after a collision is hardly a laughing matter … except in this case.
A salvage team tasked with removing the Costa Concordia, which ran aground off Giglio, Italy, is preparing to rotate the ship into an upright position using a technique known as parbuckling.
Most boaters who encounter a waterspout head in the other direction or at least keep a comfortable distance from the vortex.
We can’t say we know the story behind this video, which looks as if it could have been staged or even created cinemagraphically, but it certainly caught our eye.
On March 24, 2009, the commercial scalloper Lady Mary was nearing the end of an early-season trip when its EPIRB automatically activated as the vessel began to sink 66 miles New Jersey.
You would expect harbor police to be careful, prudent boat operators — certainly not the type to crash at high speed into two boats tied up to a dock.
The story of RawFaith, an amateur-built 100-foot (LOA) three-masted galleon with a passionate man of faith behind it, seemed like made-for-movie material — right up to its sinking 166 miles off Massachusetts in 2010.
A group of anglers fishing for marlin off the Dominican Republic got more than they bargained for when a 350-pound blue marlin they’d hooked launched into the cockpit.
Capping a day on the water with a good meal at a dockside restaurant and pub is about as good as it gets.
Some young sailors and instructors at the Harraseeket Yacht Club, in South Freeport, Maine, put a high-definition GoPro point-of-view camera to good use this summer.
There was no YouTube in 1988, when the 47-foot fishing vessel Linda’s Draw met her end in a storm in Icy Bay off south-central Alaska, but a crewmember on the fishing tender Alaska Eagle, which was shadowing the converted salmon seiner, filmed the entire event.
Add the latest viral video to the list of odd news coming out of Russia, a land where apparently anything goes — even a massive hover craft landing on a beach full of sunbathers.
A 183-foot Benetti in the final stages of construction caught fire Tuesday morning at the builder’s yard in Livorno, Italy.
It’s different strokes for different folks when it comes to fun on the water — or under it, or above it.
It’s hard not to admire someone who chucks a shoreside career for one on the water.
For someone who aspires to be a Coast Guard aviator, Danik Shiv Kumar has a lot to learn.
The Louis Vuitton Cup Finals to determine which syndicate will challenge Oracle Team Racing for the America’s Cup got off to a lively start over the weekend, with Team New Zealand’s catamaran burying a bow while rounding a mark and tossing two crewmembers overboard.
Adrenaline junkies who love extreme sports have a new hero in a young kiteboarder who set a world record soaring 790 feet before gliding to a safe splashdown on Oregon’s Columbia River.
A group of New Jersey anglers got a thrill earlier this season when a great white shark estimated to be 16 feet long circled their boat for 10 to 15 minutes.
Crossing oceans and seas — even long-distance coastal cruising — in a yacht-racing event, a boat delivery or just for plain fun can be one of the most exhilarating experiences in all of life. There is something about the wind and waves and an empty, sterile horizon that brings a sense of awe and peace to even the most jaded human beings.
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