Among marine life, bioluminescence — the production and emission of light by living organisms — occurs widely.
Pleasure boaters who have dealt with fast-moving squalls or successfully white-knuckle-navigated a tricky inlet have war stories they like to tell.
For a limited time there’s a treat available online for the armchair marine biologist in all of us.
The job of harbor pilots is among the most dangerous on the water. They board incoming cargo ships and tankers and guide them through the home waters they know like the back of their hand.
The ARM Cuauhtémoc has been to ports around the world as a sailing ambassador for Mexico. This week New London, Conn., warmly greeted the tall ship and its crew.
When a 42-foot commercial fishing boat began rapidly taking on water after colliding with a larger boat off the New Jersey coast, the three-man crew’s safety training proved to be the difference between life and death.
Margate is a seaside town in Kent, England, where Londoners go to enjoy its sandy beaches.
A day of fishing ended quickly for two anglers who headed out in an open boat from Galveston Bay after a rogue wave swamped and capsized their boat.
The eighth edition of the biennial RORC Caribbean 600 was another spectacle of sail and sun in Antigua as crowds watched the largest fleet in the event’s history set off on a 600-nautical-mile race around 11 islands.
There's something captivating about this two-minute clip, which displays human interaction with marine life at its best.
Nearly every American schoolchild learns about the European explorers of the Age of Discovery. Among the most famous was Vasco da Gama of Portugal, who in the 15th century led the first voyage from Europe to India.
The “law of the sea” demands that you render assistance to a mariner in distress, and that time-honored mandate was fortunate for a trio of recreational boaters aboard a disabled 55-foot sailboat.
Maximo Trinidad, a veteran stand-up paddleboarder, was in the middle of a great ride when a spinner shark, oblivious to his fun, barrel-rolled him off his board.
Conditions on the East River weren’t ideal for the State University of New York Maritime College sailing team to fine-tune their technique, but that wasn’t the point on this day.
When a fishing trawler ran onto rocks while trying to enter an Irish port in gale conditions, the three crewmen aboard the 66-foot steel vessel quickly found themselves in a life-or-death situation with 10-foot seas washing over the deck.
Transiting an inlet can be challenging, and safe passage depends on the tide, waves and the skipper’s ability.
Ship launching is a naval tradition in many cultures. One of the most exciting methods used is side launching.
The day was anything but predictable at a dock in San Diego as a 150-foot whale-watching ship came in hard — so hard it left tourists scrambling to escape a violent collision.
The original Bluenose was designed as a fishing schooner and a raceboat — and she excelled at both.
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