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Beyond drug smuggling: meth labs on boats

Police said this 28-foot sailboat was being used as a lab to make crystal methamphetamine on a Daytona Beach, Fla., mooring.Drug enforcement officers have found meth labs in homes, apartments, motel rooms, cars and pickups, boathouses, shacks in the woods and now aboard a 28-foot sailboat.

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Boats seized in Mexico released after four months

The 64-foot aluminum cruiser owned by Mike and Carol Brooks Parker was among 338 foreign-owned yachts impounded by Mexican authorities.Relieved to have their yacht back, Carol Brooks Parker and husband Mike still aren’t sure why Mexican authorities seized their 64-foot bluewater power cruiser Avatar last November, holding it for nearly four months at the Marina Coral in Ensenada, Mexico.

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Seamanship Quiz - June 2014

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

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God save the Queen

Capt. Kevin Oprey, master of Queen Mary 2, stands on the 1,132-foot flagship’s bulbous bow to promote the 2014 World Cruise celebrating her 10th anniversary year.

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Rally founder Steve Black was an inspiration to many

Steve BlackSteve Black didn’t take to sailing until his mid-30s, but he quickly developed a passion for the sport and the lifestyle, and became an iconic figure in the sailing world. Black died of cancer on March 17 at the age of 71, leaving a legacy as founder of the Caribbean 1500, a pioneering bluewater rally for everyday sailors.

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