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.
A crew of drug runners were shuttling their contraband in a go-fast boat when Panamanian narcotics officers joined them in hot pursuit.
A maritime disaster unfolding off Taiwan has caused no deaths, but there are serious concerns about its effects on the environment.
They are the coolest (or strangest-looking) sailing dinghies you’re likely to encounter on the water, but there is more to Moths than meets the eye.
The hope for anyone on a whale-watching tour is that the stars align and they get to see a breaching mammal up close.
Eighteen years of research, excavations and archaeological analysis paid off when a British shipwreck-hunting team discovered one of Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama's ships.
The career of a marine wildlife photographer offers moments of magic, and sometimes pursuing their vocation leads to a once-in-a-lifetime event.
For those with a passion for the water, a new adventure/environmental documentary is touring the country with screenings at select locations.
Don’t expect it as a smartphone app or a feature on the multifunction display at your helm station anytime soon, but some really smart people at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a prediction tool that may give mariners a 2- to 3-minute warning of an incoming rogue wave.
Training has begun for the next America’s Cup, which will be held in Bermuda in 2017, and the teams are honing their skills aboard AC45S training catamarans.
This video went viral a couple of years ago, but it has recently resurfaced because it’s so cool.
From the perspective of our local cruising grounds — patches of water and solitude we know and love as our own — we can forget there’s a great big maritime world chugging along 24 hours a day.
The J Class has its roots in the oldest sporting race in the world — the America’s Cup. The renowned international event was born in the 19th century from an annual race around the Isle of Wight called the 100 Guinea Cup.
A German adventure sailor whose mummified body was found Feb. 26 aboard his partially sunken yacht off the coast of Barobo in the Philippines died of a heart attack.
Dramatic video shows a Coast Guard helicopter crew rescuing commercial fishermen from their 76-foot scalloper after it ran aground off New York’s Rockaway Beach on Feb. 25.
Purists may not like it, but the America’s Cup has evolved, leaving monohulls in its wake and offering competition among lightweight multihull racing machines.
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