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Crewmember who died in ferry disaster honored

Park Ji-YoungShe was a 22-year-old crewmember and cafeteria worker who shone like a beacon in the chaos aboard the sinking South Korean ferry Sewol. She remained at her post — passing out life jackets, helping passengers make their way on deck, giving up her own life jacket, ultimately losing her life — while the captain and many other crewmembers cut and ran.

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SEAMANSHIP QUIZ - December 2014

Test your knowledge with these Coast Guard license exam prep questions from the National Captain’s Institute

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HARD AGROUND:

A Coast Guard air crew hoisted two men from the sailboat French Kiss this fall after they ran onto the Galveston, Texas, south jetty in 6-foot seas and 30-knot winds. One man had minor injuries. The boat drifted off the rocks and sank.

December 2014 issue

   

Electric outboards from Elco

Elco Motor Yachts has launched a new line of electric outboards with the introduction of 5- and 7-hp equivalent models. A 9.9-hp motor will be available in January. The outboards are designed to meet a growing interest in clean, quiet, fuel-efficient propulsion, says Elco senior sales manager Ted Norris.

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Gales Gales of November - Images

Camera: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III

Shutter speed: 1/2,000 second

Lens focal length: 500mm

Aperture: f/5.6

ISO: 100

December 2014 issue

   

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