Ship operators assessed thousands of dollars for violating the seasonal 10-knot limit off East Coast ports
After a season of just getting the word out, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has begun levying fines running to tens of thousands of dollars for breaking the seasonal whale protection speed limit off busy East Coast ports.
Investigators say the charter captain was attempting to ride over the backside of a wave into Jupiter Inlet
Florida boating investigators have concluded that "careless" vessel operation was the main cause of a fatal accident last fall in Jupiter Inlet.
Ranger Tugs-inspired cruisers
Fluid Motion, the designer and builder of Ranger Tugs, has introduced two semidisplacement pilothouse boats designed for cruising, fishing and overnighting.
"The idea was to take one of the core strengths of Ranger Tugs, which is trailerability and the efficiency of one diesel engine, and add more speed, because the cruiser owner might want to run 30 mph or cruise at 25 mph," says Mark Mansfield, national sales manager of the new division, Cutwater Boats.
French artist Julien Berthier's 'ambiguous image' of a doomed sloop isn't really what it seemsIt's a nautical work of art designed with a wry sense of humor. Yes, it looks like a stoic skipper going down with his ship, but neither the boat nor skipper is going to slip beneath the surface anytime soon.
Leaked documents allude to a deal to help Spain recover a $500 million treasure found by a U.S. company
WikiLeaks' release of a deluge of U.S. State Department cables has brought to light diplomatic conversations linking U.S. support for Spain's claim to a half-billion dollars worth of silver coins salvaged from the ocean floor by an American company to Spanish help for a now-deceased U.S. citizen who was trying to recover a painting in Spain that the Nazis confiscated from his grandparents.
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